Civil engineering firm Elysium Construction have completed the enabling works for Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)’s new Slough Multifuel facility.
The young firm competed with giants of the civil engineering industry to win the role of principal contractor, for the civil enabling works phase, on the Tier 1 project. The project involves the building of a new 50MW energy-from-waste facility, known as Slough Multifuel, which will provide heat and electricity for approximately 100,000 homes in and around Slough. The plant is due to open in 2024 and is a joint venture between SSE Thermal and Copenhagen Infrastructure (CIP).
Elson Bajrakurtaj, Managing Director of Elysium Construction, comments: “We’re delighted to join the team of subcontractors building the new Slough Multifuel facility. We’re pleased that our innovative engineering and embrace of the latest construction technology gave us the edge on this project.”
Elson, age 34, founded Elysium Construction in 2017, out of a desire to revolutionise the construction industry and offer innovative engineering solutions at competitive rates. The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the construction sector but Elysium has continued to grow exponentially during this difficult time with the team winning contracts for high-calibre projects.
Elson comments: “When the economy opened up last summer after the first lockdown, we seized the opportunity to grow. Smaller firms actually had the advantage last year, as many of the bigger construction companies had key staff furloughed which made it more difficult for them to quickly respond to client needs.”