Energy Works

Constructed on the banks of the River Hull, Energy Works (Hull) is an Advanced Gasification Energy Recovery Facility. Combining a mix of innovative renewable energy technologies, Energy Works will demonstrate the latest in efficient recycling and energy generation. Spencer Group was the developer of the scheme, creating the initial design concepts, gaining planning permission and sourcing funding.

Key Project Details

Client Spencer Group
Duration 6 years
Location Hull, East Yorkshire

Project Scope

The works involve the full design and construction of a 25MW waste to energy power station involving the following disciplines: Civil; Structural; Process; EC&I; M&E and Architectural.BREEAM very good was achieved for the offices and welfare. The following elements are included within the construction:

• Link road
• Two storey Energy Academy and car park
• 24m high steel framed Fuel Handling Building
• 20m high Acoustic Fence
• 30m2 x 20m high steel framed Turbine Hall
• 70m high steel chimney
• Gasifier train (process plant)
• 2no. 7.5m diameter, circa 15m high Ash Silos

The project involved

35,000+ Tonnes of CO2 reduction per year
powering 43,000 homes


Energy Works (Hull) will produce sufficient baseload electricity to power the equivalent of 43,000 homes; process 240,000 tonnes of waste per year; regenerate a brownfield site; create 25 permanent jobs once operational and help the UK lower it’s net carbon emissions.

The development also incorporates an educational “Energy Academy”, providing modern research and development facilities in collaboration with Hull University. The partnership will support two full-time PhD students whilst offering schools and the local community opportunities to learn about the importance of building sustainable infrastructure.

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The project involved

£200m investment
240,000+ tonnes of waste diverted from landfill