A new flow of incinerator ash has begun from Cardiff Docks to Avonmouth. Around 130,000 tonnes per annum of ash from a waste incinerator at Cardiff Trident Park will be moved by rail to a new IBA (incinerator bottom ash) plant at Royal Edward Dock, Avonmouth, sited where a flour mill used to stand. Here the ash will be processed for use in asphalt and concrete products.
As a correction to an item in ‘Rail Freight’ last month, the jetty in the Bristol Channel for stone delivered by ship for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station is being built at the receiving end at Hinkley Point, not the origination point at Avonmouth, where the stone will come in by rail. Richard Giles