Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Deeside Clugston December 2019

Clugston collapse ‘will not impact’ Deeside scheme

Chloé Vaughan

The company’s £180m energy-from-waste scheme on Deeside Industrial Estate in Flintshire is still on schedule for completion before the end of the year, despite the contractor falling into administration this week.

Planning consent was granted for Wheelabrator Parc Adfer in May 2015 and Natural Resources Wales granted an environmental permit in October 2015.

Full construction work on the scheme began in December 2016, with a targeted completion date of December 2019.

Clugston fell into administration on Monday, reportedly after suffering losses from other energy-from-waste projects. The company has made 150 employees redundant and kept 262 to aid with the sale of contracts.

A spokesperson for Clugston’s construction partner CNIM said: “We are aware that our subcontractor Clugston Construction has called in administrators to manage receivership, which is a deeply regretful situation, particularly for the workforce affected.

“We are considering the impacts of this at present but are absolutely committed to all our projects Clugston was involved with. We are working with out site team and colleagues to ensure arrangements are in place to maintain the construction programme of Wheelabrator Parc Adfer

KPMG is the administrator for Clugston.

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