Ferrybridge Power Station


Location: Ferrybridge Knottingley

Client: John Sisk and Son

Value: £8.0 million

Duration: 40 weeks


This large scale, £300 million facility was awarded by John Sisk to carry out all structural concrete sub-structure and super-structure works.

The multi-fuel power station produces low carbon electricity and heat by burning waste derived fuel from various sources of processed municipal solid waste, waste wood products, and commercial and industrial waste.


  • Previous experience and performance on similar projects were instrumental in this award.
  • Extensive temporary works designs were implemented for complex and high-risk structures.
  • Slipform and Jump forming techniques were utilised to undertake the works.
  • Elements of the works included precast concrete manufacture and installation.
  • Health and Safety manager permanently based on site to oversee large scale workforce.
  • Unique challenges presented and overcome in terms of time restraints and working in tandem with other trades.