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WRAP capital grant competitions

THE Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced two new capital grant competitions to stimulate the production and use of recycled and secondary aggregates through fixed and mobile plant in England and Scotland.

The aim of the capital competitions, undertaken by WRAP’s Aggregates Programme, is to support the development of additional infrastructure to process construction, demolition and excavation waste (CD&EW) and other materials into recycled and secondary aggregates.

‘One of the key barriers to the increased use of recycled and secondary aggregates is the availability of price-competitive, consistent and high-quality material,’ explained Steve Waite, WRAP’s aggregates capital project manager. ‘The WRAP funding will tackle this barrier by supporting new capacity that delivers cost-effective production and higher-quality end products, thus allowing these materials to make a valuable contribution to the overall objective of sustainable aggregates use.’

It is anticipated that several facilities will be supported and a wide range of waste streams will be considered, including CD&EW, china clay waste, industrial and metallurgical slag, colliery spoil, asphalt waste and waste tyres. The funding from WRAP will be made available by means of a competitive procedure and the level of support will be a proportion of the total project value, not exceeding 30% of the eligible costs.

The new facilities will be expected to be operational by March 2006 and successful proposals will demonstrate both a sustainable source of material and an end market. Tenders must also demonstrate that the viability of the proposed investment is dependent on WRAP funding support.

The closing date for tender submissions is Friday 18 June 2004. Full tender invitation documents can be obtained from the WRAP website or by written request, quoting AGG0045 for England or AGG0046 for Scotland, to:


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