Saxlund International expands UK team

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Site and staff expansion signals a strong start to 2018 for Saxlund International, the UK arm of the bulk material handling and bio-energy combustion specialist Saxlund Group AB.

Recent appointments for the company, which holds over 13 contracts across the UK in biomass fuel handling and storage, include a Senior Design Engineer, a Technical Buyer and a new Chief Operations Officer, while in January Saxlund relocated its offices from Southampton to a larger site in Hurley, near Winchester.

Saxlund International expands UK team
Saxlund Group's new UK office near Winchester

Saxlund International’s partners include Galliford Try, M+W Group, Heat Recovery Solutions and Bouygues Energies & Services. Most recently, Saxlund was awarded the contract from Advanced Plasma Power for a fuel reception, storage and conveying system for its pioneering £25 million green gas generation plant in Swindon.

Work on the Swindon plant began in 2015 for a planned completion date later this year; it will be the world’s first commercial facility to convert household waste into bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG), producing enough energy to heat 1,500 homes or fuel 75 HGVs.

Matt Drew, Saxlund’s UK Managing Director, has also recently taken on the role of Head of Sales for the wider Saxlund Group. Speaking on the company’s expansion, Drew said: "Larger premises and the addition of several new positions will help us to continue the provision of high quality services and support to our existing UK customers and to win more business in the increasingly attractive bioenergy combustion markets.

"In the UK and elsewhere in the Saxlund Group we also plan to build on our successes in the cement industry for alternative fuel handling systems, plus bulk material handling solutions in a range of industries including Energy from Waste, the particle board, pelleting sectors and sewage sludge."

More information on Saxlund International can be found on the company’s website.