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Webinar | Review of Secondary Containment Systems

17 May, 2022 10:00AM - 11:00AM

How to check an AD facility complies with Ciria 736

SLR consulting will present a summary of a review of primary, secondary and tertiary containment systems that an AD site entails. This will help you determine whether it meets the requirements of Ciria 736 and if not what mitigations are needed.  The presentation will include considerations for existing and new build sites. The webinar is free-to-attend, and participants are encouraged to ask questions.



The Environment Agency is issuing improvement conditions on permitted sites to require the secondary containment systems at AD plants to be reviewed by a competent engineer to determine their suitability in relation to the Ciria 736 guidance.  It is also common for an improvement notice to be served by the Environment Agency for the primary containment to be assessed, and occasionally an assessment of tertiary containment is also required.

This webinar will give you an understanding of what improvement conditions are being issued and the process for assessing your site and responding to the improvement conditions.

The webinar will cover the following:

  • discuss secondary containment systems and how Ciria 736 applies to anaerobic digestion plants;
  • the purpose of secondary containment and options for an AD plant;
  • assessment of existing secondary containment systems; and
  • assessment of primary and tertiary containment systems.

This webinar is for operators of anaerobic digestion plants, compliance managers, developers, and funders.



Marc Giamblanco, Technical Director, SLR Consulting

Marc joined the SLR Consulting in October 2004. He has extensive design and project management experience on a wide range of renewable energy, waste management and environmental engineering projects.  Since 2011, Marc has fulfilled the role of project manager / owners engineer on a number of anaerobic digestion projects and has experience with the construction and commissioning, of dry and wet AD technologies for food waste and farm-based AD Plants.  Marc has assisted in the development of ADs for both the Public and Private sectors.  Marc’s experience includes gas to grid projects as well as electrical grid projects.  Although experience is mainly in UK based developments Marc has experience of AD developments in South Africa and USA.

In recent years Marc has project managed and provided Technical Due Diligence input into a number of AD projects with specific input into civils, ground conditions, utilities and contracts.  These projects include single sites and portfolios and new builds and existing facilities.  Marc is experienced with the requirements of Ciria 736 and is able to provide design and assessment support to clients who require secondary containment at their facilities.

Danny Jones, Principal, SLR Consulting

Danny has over 20 years of experience in landfill management, specialising in the management, treatment and disposal of landfill leachate. In his role within SLR’s Process Engineering and Process Safety Group Danny provides consultancy services to a wide range of UK and overseas clients on issues relating to landfill leachate management and treatment of industrial waste waters.

Prior to joining SLR Danny worked in the UK landfill industry with responsibility for defining and delivering leachate disposal and management strategies across a portfolio of more than 100 UK sites. Danny was responsible for ensuring that leachate treatment facilities were designed, built and managed in an efficient, safe and cost effective manner. Whilst in industry Danny also undertook roles that involved environmental management of multiple sites operating under various planning and permitting permissions to ensure correct reporting of data and compliance with regulatory controls.

Danny authored ‘UK Landfill Industry Code of Practice: The Establishment of Appropriate Containment Standards for Leachate Storage Infrastructure’ published via the Environmental Services Association (ESA), December 2016, which provides a guide to the appliance of Ciria 736 at waste facilities.

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