Wood to energy facility acquired by NWH Group

Dalkeith, Midlothian based industrial services company NWH Group has acquired the business and assets of DJ Laing Recycling Solutions’ wood processing division.

The six acre Petterden, Scotland site processes recycled wood into biomass for energy plants. It will be able to supply 60,000 tonnes of biomass per year. As part of the acquisition ten staff will transfer to NWH Group, while £1.8 million will be added in turnover to the company. NWH expects to expand the site’s output of fuel for sustainable energy while also recruiting more employees to support the growth.

Mark Williams, Managing Director at NWH Group, said: “This acquisition represents the addition of a new product to our portfolio, and ensures we have the in-house expertise to further process our wood waste into a product which can be taken to a sustainable end use. It means that we are in better control of wood commodity prices, stabilising the market for our customers, and ensuring that the wood is being recycled responsibly.” 

David Laing, Managing Director at D J Laing, said: “I have always had a special interest in waste recycling and enjoyed our company’s role in pioneering wood recycling in Scotland.  I’d like to thank the Petterden team for all their hard work and commitment throughout the past 25 years.  I look forward to seeing the team and the business continue to progress with NWH.”

Ever since it first entered the industry in 1992, D J Laing has been at the forefront of wood recycling in Scotland. Based in Carnoustie and currently employing 100 staff and local subcontractors, the company successfully recycles up to 95% of its incoming wood waste.

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