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Graham Construction, a multi-skilled organisation operating in the construction, asset management and project investment sectors, were contracted to design and construct the "UK's most technically-advanced" biomass handling terminal, at Immingham in North East Lincolnshire.

The facility, for importing, storing and onward transfer of renewable fuel (wood pellets) needed to be capable of offloading pellets from ships and handling 2,500 tonnes per hour. The terminal also needed the capacity to store 100,000 tonnes of fuel and include fire suppression, heat monitoring and dust extraction systems.

Graham Construction also had responsibility for site ancillary works including site lighting, substations, roadway and external paving and site drainage at the 11.5-acre facility.

Part of the project was ensuring the longevity of the flagship facility and so Epicuro supplied Chem-Crete PavixCCC100 to protect the concrete surfaces. Ideally suited to structures on the coast, Chem-Crete PavixCCC100 combats water and moisture penetration under wet conditions but allows concrete to breathe under drying conditions. It is designed to prevent damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles and chloride ion penetration and as an environmentally safe product, it was the ideal choice for this renewable fuel facility.

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