Pinsents, Wragges pick up waste management jobs

Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co both bagged roles on Lincolnshire County Council’s £145m Energy from Waste (EFW) facility.

Birmingham-based Wragges advised Waste Recycling Group (WRG) on its successful bid to design, build and operate the facility, which is due for completion by the end of 2013 and which will process around 150,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year.

The team was led by projects partner Stephen Kenny and director Gus Wood. It included construction partner Paul Green, construction associate Ben Weston, ­planning associate Graham Wrigglesworth, finance ­associate Joe Levin, ­property partner Lee McBride and Paris-based corporate ­director Rachel Ashley.

The team worked closely with WRG’s projects counsel Jon Davey. WRG has subcontracted construction of the facility to a joint venture between civil engineers Clugston Construction and waste treatment technology specialists CNIM, both being advised by their in-house legal teams.

Pinsents advised the council on the project, which was unique in that it was fully funded by prudential borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board. The firm’s team was led by ­associate Didar Dhillon and partner Patrick Twist.

Wragges is also advising Mercia Waste Management, which is partly owned by WRG’s parent FCC, on a proposed EFW project at Hartlebury, as well as EON on its bid for an EFW ­facility in Hertfordshire.

Wood said: “Energy from Waste projects have an important role to play, both in reducing UK carbon emissions and diverting waste from landfill.”