Viridor and technology specialist Babcock and Wilcox Vølund (BWV), have reached the half way point on the project as 50% of the construction is now complete.

To mark the occasion, Viridor and BWV donated £3,500 to the Dunbar Christmas Lights Fund. Each year, the town celebrates Christmas by decking the high street in Christmas lights and this donation will go towards the repair and maintenance of the lights.

Graham Adams from the Dunbar Christmas Lights committee said: “It’s fantastic news that Viridor has reached this milestone and we are thrilled they have chosen to recognise this by rewarding the people of Dunbar by supporting the town’s ever popular Christmas celebrations.

“The Christmas Lights switch- on is a much anticipated event in the town each year and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make it happen. This donation will be put to good use to ensure Dunbar continues to enjoy the festivities once again.”

Scott Reynolds, Dunbar ERF Project Manager at Viridor said: “With half of the work now complete, the ERF at Dunbar is well on the way to completion. Once operational the site will transform what once was waste into 30MW of base-load renewable energy directly to the grid – enough to power continuously 39,000 homes – and will also offer up to 10MW of heat for local use.

 “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this huge achievement and we are very much looking forward to celebrating the launch of the Christmas lights with the residents of Dunbar.”

Stig Christensen, BWV Construction Manager, added: “With our technology at the heart of this ambitious project, it’s right that we join with Viridor in marking this important milestone.  With a strong sense of community, our local team are delighted to help light up the town in this way.”

Dan Wallace will switch on Dunbar’s Christmas lights on the 27th November. Entertainment from 3pm to 6pm will mark the lights switch-on, with a visit from Father Christmas as well. 

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