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At Veolia we are always striving to deliver innovative ways to turn waste into a resource for our customers throughout the UK. Click below for some examples of our great work in action.

Chilton Power Station

Chilton is a 17.5 MW biomass-fired power station located in Chilton, County Durham. Fuelled by 120,000 tonnes of waste wood per year, it generates enough electricity to power 23,000 homes. Veolia was tasked with removing boiler ash contamination from the economiser pre-heater, while maintaining productivity and operative safety.

The Challenge

Chilton Power Station needed to reduce downtime and maintain an uninterrupted power supply. It also needed to:

  • Allow for cleaning time to maximise thermal heat transfer efficiency
  • Reduce the health and safety risks and slow speed of manual water jetting
  • Meet best practice guidance set by the Association of High Pressure Water Jetting

The Solution

Veolia’s Teesside Industrial Services team proposed an automated system based on high pressure water jetting. The system can pump 250 litres of water a minute and is purpose-built for confined space boiler cleaning.

The Results

Reduced safety risk for operatives by reducing confined space entry and asphyxiation risk

Consistent cleaning standards through timed processes

Reduced downtime and longer production periods

  • Industry recognised best practice standards
  • Application of industry best practice health, safety and efficiency standards
  • Industrial site service specialists who work with our clients to reduce downtime
  • High pressure water jet cleaning systems for efficient boiler ash decontamination
  • ​Heat transfer rates optimised

​“In comparison to the other specialist service providers used on-site for similar work, Veolia stand head and shoulders above them. All work is undertaken to a high standard and craftsmanship, delivered on time and safety is never compromised. The ethics and attitude of the workforce is second to none.”

Andy Duncan, Plant Manager