ICE President’s visit / Five Fords Advanced Anaerobic Digestion Project site visit, Wrexham

11 October, 2017 | 13:30 - 15:30

The new Five Fields advanced anaerobic digestion project
The new Five Fields advanced anaerobic digestion project

About this event

Please note that this event is now fully booked.

Join ICE President Professor Tim Broyd at an exciting innovative site visit.

Five Fords Advanced Anaerobic Digestion Project is a £38million Bioresources Investment by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water in North Wales, and forms part of a large programme of works called the North Wales Sludge Strategy. The project aims to centralise treatment of all sludge arisings from the wastewater treatment processes in North Wales and, through the use of Thermal Hydrolysis technology upstream of the existing digesters, increase biogas yields and produce a valuable soil conditioner.

The scheme is currently in the early stages of construction with visitors seeing a large amount of civil works including piling, slabs, drainage, ducting and other underground utilities as well as the beginnings of our Mechanical Installation, which includes tanks and other mechanical equipment.

PPE – To attend the site the following PPE requirements apply:

  • Hi-vis jacket
  • Hard hat
  • Steel toecap boots
  • Gloves
  • Goggles

Some elements of the required PPE can be provided by the contractor on prior request.

Directions – Satnav post code is LL13 0PA. The site is well sign-posted from the road. You will access from Cefn Road, over the Afon Clywedog via our new bridge and access road. Once you travel over the bridge you will follow the road right then take your first left into MMB site compound (sign posted). The gateman will be informed of your arrival then you will park up and report to reception (cabin on left).


Daniel Buxton

Daniel Buxton

Daniel is a Chartered civil engineer and Design Lead currently working in Mott MacDonald Bentley with a strong background in leading large, multi-disciplinary delivery teams. With a keen interest in Advanced Anaerobic Digestion and renewable energy projects Daniel has spent the last three years leading the team delivering the North Wales Sludge Strategy, on behalf of the Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance.

The North Wales Sludge Strategy is a programme of works consisting of 10 projects across North Wales, looking to enhance the Bioresources Assets in the region by centralising treatment, increasing renewable energy production and producing a valuable soil conditioner. Daniel has led the scheme from strategy review and feasibility assessment through to detailed design and construction.