Recycl8 completes first project with Port of Aberdeen

Quarry Products / May 10, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Pictured left to right are Mark Gillespie, CEO, Recycl8, Daniel Wisley, graduate civil engineer, Recycl8, Aleksandra Naprawska, civil engineer, Port of Aberdeen, Glen McIntyre, Port of Aberdeen, deputy maintenance manager. Pic: Recycl8

Sustainable technology firm Recycl8 has completed its first commercial project with Port of Aberdeen. The Aberdeenshire-based company in conjunction with Inverurie Pre-cast was responsible for manufacturing concrete blocks for defence at the South Breakwater of the North Harbour as well as slipway repairs for the port.

Recycl8 was chosen for the project due to its strong commitment to environmental sustainability - a key priority for Port of Aberdeen as they strive to be the UK’s first net zero port by 2040.

Partnering with Breedon Group, Recycl8 supplied its patented solution of sustainable, lower carbon R8 Mix concrete for the project, the latest in a series of successful pours carried out this year by the firm across a number of sectors including industrial and housing, as well as their first marine project with the Port of Ardersier earlier this month.

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Recycl8 R8 Mix-inclusive concrete blocks for The Port of Aberdeen. Pic: Recycl8

Working with Port of Aberdeen marks another significant achievement for Recycl8; gaining a new client affirms the growing recognition within the marketplace of the necessity for sustainable concrete solutions.

Mark Gillespie, CEO of Recycl8, said: “We are thrilled to have carried out our first small-scale marine project with Port of Aberdeen and to be able to offer a solution which contributes to their environmental sustainability goals. We believe that our R8 Mix is the future of sustainable construction. 

“It is fantastic for Recycl8 to be involved in such an infrastructure development in Aberdeen and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Port of Aberdeen and supporting them in future marine projects.”

John Wilson, head of Engineering at Port of Aberdeen, added: “Our vision is to become the UK’s first net zero port by 2040 and that requires new and innovative ways of working. We are investing heavily in becoming a leading exemplar in environmental stewardship and sustainability, and Recycl8’s work slipway repair work supports that ambition.”