Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility is hosting an open day today

Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility is opening its doors to the public

Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility is opening its doors to the public

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

VISITORS are invited to go behind the scenes and take a step back in time at a Hampshire energy facility today.

Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility is opening its doors for a special 'Wonder Open Day' to show how the energy-from-waste station works.

There will also be an exhibition of historic photographs from the 1950s dating back from when the original power station was built, which provide a contrast with modern construction methods.

The old pictures show the huge difference between the antiquated systems used in the mid 1900s and the new modern dome design.

Veolia Environmental Services will be offering those visiting a chance to see the control room, as well as educational games for younger visitors.

Facility manager Richard Gledhill said: “We think this is a great opportunity for our neighbours and local residents to come and explore what happens at our site.

“We hope people will come to meet us and gain an inside view on how we are working behind the scenes on their behalf.”

The facility is part of the Project Integra network of waste management infrastructure, designed to handle Hampshire's household waste and recycling.

Only 10 per cent of the county's household waste is sent to landfill and the company says it is committed to protecting the environment of the communities it operates in.

For more details email hampshireenquiries@veolia.co.uk or call 0203 5673083.

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9:15am Thu 28 Aug 14

newsknight says...

A great opportunity to see how waste is converted to energy (instead of chucked in landfill...!) - however, you have to book your tour at least a week in advance! Please DE, lets have some forewarning next time...?

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A great opportunity to see how waste is converted to energy (instead of chucked in landfill...!) - however, you have to book your tour at least a week in advance! Please DE, lets have some forewarning next time...? http://www.veoliaenv ironmentalservices.c o.uk/PageFiles/9258/ 2339_A5%20flyer_ERF_ MARCHWOOD.pdf newsknight
  • Score: 7

9:52am Thu 28 Aug 14

KeelyG says...

We've still got spaces on todays tour - I think the Echo used old information. The correct number is 0203 567 6242 - call us to book on tours running at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm.
We've still got spaces on todays tour - I think the Echo used old information. The correct number is 0203 567 6242 - call us to book on tours running at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm. KeelyG
  • Score: 5

10:06am Thu 28 Aug 14

Cyber__Fug says...

KeelyG wrote:
We've still got spaces on todays tour - I think the Echo used old information. The correct number is 0203 567 6242 - call us to book on tours running at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm.
Good ole Echo...... finger on the pulse again ! NOT !!
[quote][p][bold]KeelyG[/bold] wrote: We've still got spaces on todays tour - I think the Echo used old information. The correct number is 0203 567 6242 - call us to book on tours running at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm.[/p][/quote]Good ole Echo...... finger on the pulse again ! NOT !! Cyber__Fug
  • Score: 6

10:26am Thu 28 Aug 14

MaxxieO says...

Shame it's not at a weekend. I'd love to have a look at this power station plus I was too young to remember the original one so would be interested to see the pics of it.
Shame it's not at a weekend. I'd love to have a look at this power station plus I was too young to remember the original one so would be interested to see the pics of it. MaxxieO
  • Score: 1

10:33am Thu 28 Aug 14

forest hump says...

KeelyG wrote:
We've still got spaces on todays tour - I think the Echo used old information. The correct number is 0203 567 6242 - call us to book on tours running at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm.
Well spotted and excellent response. This is an excellent idea to try and educate the locals who some of are so much against power generation. Would be good to tour the gas fired facility also as natural gas will be a major contributor in the future. Providing the anti-fracking brigade, (those uneducated fools) can be effectively dealt with. Their behaviour recently has been despicable.
[quote][p][bold]KeelyG[/bold] wrote: We've still got spaces on todays tour - I think the Echo used old information. The correct number is 0203 567 6242 - call us to book on tours running at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm.[/p][/quote]Well spotted and excellent response. This is an excellent idea to try and educate the locals who some of are so much against power generation. Would be good to tour the gas fired facility also as natural gas will be a major contributor in the future. Providing the anti-fracking brigade, (those uneducated fools) can be effectively dealt with. Their behaviour recently has been despicable. forest hump
  • Score: 3

10:46am Thu 28 Aug 14

lillylooper says...

anoraks at the ready !!
anoraks at the ready !! lillylooper
  • Score: 1

12:09pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

lillylooper wrote:
anoraks at the ready !!
Bit like commenting on a newspapers news site I suppose. Living life to the max
[quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: anoraks at the ready !![/p][/quote]Bit like commenting on a newspapers news site I suppose. Living life to the max Zexagon
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

durkiboy says...

Great idea, just wish it was over a weekend
Great idea, just wish it was over a weekend durkiboy
  • Score: 1

3:51pm Thu 28 Aug 14

KeelyG says...

MaxxieO wrote:
Shame it's not at a weekend. I'd love to have a look at this power station plus I was too young to remember the original one so would be interested to see the pics of it.
We tried to time it during school holidays so we've had children attend too.
[quote][p][bold]MaxxieO[/bold] wrote: Shame it's not at a weekend. I'd love to have a look at this power station plus I was too young to remember the original one so would be interested to see the pics of it.[/p][/quote]We tried to time it during school holidays so we've had children attend too. KeelyG
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

KeelyG says...

lillylooper wrote:
anoraks at the ready !!
No anoraks required! I promise it's not a rubbish day out ;)
[quote][p][bold]lillylooper[/bold] wrote: anoraks at the ready !![/p][/quote]No anoraks required! I promise it's not a rubbish day out ;) KeelyG
  • Score: 2

4:13pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

More publicity from the Echo, clearly paid to write this
More publicity from the Echo, clearly paid to write this TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: -3

6:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

forest hump says...

TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
More publicity from the Echo, clearly paid to write this
Publicity for what? Apart from making a few good neighbours, they have absolutely nothing (monetary) to gain. So what's the problem?
[quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: More publicity from the Echo, clearly paid to write this[/p][/quote]Publicity for what? Apart from making a few good neighbours, they have absolutely nothing (monetary) to gain. So what's the problem? forest hump
  • Score: 3
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