Row over pay on £150m energy-from-waste project

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A outgo enactment has breached retired connected a £150m task to make an energy-from-waste works successful Aberdeen.

Main contractor Acciona confirmed it was keeping a adjacent oculus connected the tense concern connected the Ness tract successful bluish Scotland.

A subsidiary of the Spanish operation giant, EfW Ness Ltd, is gathering and operating the 14MW works for Aberdeen City Council.

A spokeswoman said: “EfW Ness Ltd is alert that 1 of its subcontractors, Randridge, is successful treatment with immoderate of its ain bureau workers regarding outgo of invoices.

“EfW Ness Ltd is up to day with each payments to subcontractors and is moving intimately with each parties to minimise operational impact. This quality does not impact EfW Ness Ltd.

“The health, information and payment of each unit connected tract is paramount to EfW Ness Ltd, and the concern volition beryllium monitored closely.”

When completed, the works volition process up to 150,000 tonnes of discarded each twelvemonth from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray councils. Energy produced from burning the discarded volition powerfulness a territory heating network.

Aberdeen City Council and engineering services specializer Randridge, which is headquartered successful Ireland and has offices successful Aberdeen, person been contacted for comment.

Pay is simply a high-profile contented this twelvemonth amid soaring ostentation and bills.

Balfour Beatty Vinci last period apologised for precocious payments to workers connected the West Midlands limb of the £100bn High Speed 2 (HS2) scheme.

Meanwhile, commercialized unions Unite and GMB organised a objection in March arsenic portion of a run to unit the Swiss contractor down a Leeds energy-from-waste works to wage workers according to the presumption of an industry-standard working-rule deal.

Last week, dozens of operation workers gathered successful cardinal London to protestation astir what they called a “derisory” wage connection from the Construction Industry Joint Council.