Our main piling programme has now finished.
We do sincerely apologise for the length of time it took to complete this work and we would like to thank the local community for bearing with us through the extended piling. We know it has at times been noisy and we are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
Due to the condition of the ground and ongoing design work for some smaller aspects of the construction, there is a slight possibility that some limited piling may be required in the future. If so, this will involve quieter techniques and will be necessary for a very limited amount of time only.
Earls Gate Energy Centre is a new energy recovery facility at Earls Gate Park, Grangemouth. The new plant will replace an existing gas-fired facility and will provide heat and power for CalaChem and adjacent industrial plants, and export surplus electricity to the National Grid.
Enabling works (preparations to make the building site ready for construction) started at the beginning of 2019 and we expect construction to take about three years. Commissioning will begin in 2021 and the plant will be fully operational by the end of that year.
During construction, many sub-contractors will be required in areas ranging from canteen services to engineering and construction, office materials, transport services and accommodation. We held a Meet the Buyer event in March 2019 at which local suppliers had an opportunity to meet our procurement teams. If you missed the event but still want to register as a potential supplier, you can send us your company details.
In May 2019, we held a jobs fair for people to find out about construction-related jobs opportunities and longer term employment prospects at the facility.
If you missed the event but are still interested in a role during the construction phase, please visit our contact page where you will find further details on how to submit your CV.
Like any construction project, the number of jobs on site will fluctuate over time but we anticipate there will be around 300 people employed on site at the peak of construction. Once construction is complete and the site becomes operational, about 30 full-time, permanent roles will be created. These vacancies will be advertised online and through local recruitment agencies and another jobs fair. There will also be a need for ongoing support and general service contracts throughout the facility’s operational life.
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