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Manx Independent Carriers provide abnormal load service to new Animal Waste Processing Plant for Department of Transport

1st July, 2009

The Isle of Man's new Animal Waste Processing Plant has been officially opened.

The £6.2 million facility at Richmond Hill, Braddan was completed on time and within budget and is expected to treat around 5,500 tonnes of animal waste a year.

Commissioning of the plant started in July 2008 and it was handed over to the Department of Transport last October.

It is now receiving all the Island's animal waste material, and the state of the art rendering system allows the department to utilise the tallow (fat) extracted from the treated animal waste material to be used as a fuel to operate the facility.

Manx Independent Carriers were contracted by Conway Packaging and the Engineering Firm Wykes to transport the components of the plant from the Midlands to the Isle of Man. The 20+ loads consisted of many "Out of Gauge" items such as a 17metre long overhead gantry crane and a huge hopper for the reception hall which was over 4 metres wide and required special expertise in moving.

The abnormal loads were carried on specialised extending low loading or step frame trailers and our expertise was called upon for route planning and escort services.

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