MFC Foundation partnerships driving security at Waste Knot Energy

Teesside businesses have come together as part of a collective drive to enhance security at the Waste Knot Energy Centre in Middlesbrough.

Vistech Security and Cornerstone Business Solutions, whom both have gold member status with the MFC Foundation, partnered together under the foundation to supply specialist CCTV at the energy centre, which produces 250,000 tonnes of SIRF pellets a year from waste.

Having recently moved into premises in the port of Middlesbrough, Waste Knot – based at Riverside Park Road – deemed the security of the new energy centre as crucial.

Having recently received gold member status this year with the MFC Foundation, Vistech – based locally and accredited to SIA ACS Pacesetters Status, SSAIB, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 – quickly designed and installed the specialist CCTV systems to combat break-ins and intruders at the site.

Paul Heeran, Vistech Security operations director, said: “Being a service partner of Cornerstone, who are also MFC Foundation gold members, we were provided with the opportunity to work on the Waste Knot Project and welcomed the chance to support a local company demonstrating outstanding environmental awareness.

“A particular practice that resonated with us was the use of non-recyclable plastic to produce pellets ensuring these plastics do not end up on landfill sites or in waterways.

“We are very proud to be providing CCTV systems on this project in partnership with Cornerstone and to be associated with Waste Knot Energy. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our MFC Foundation membership renewal, and to showcase our excellent partnerships.”

Chris Bibby, Cornerstone’s sales director, added: “This is the first big project that we have taken on with Vistech, but I had heard good things about them from a previous project they had worked on.

“From start to finish they were professional, efficient and the project has been completed to a very high standard. Looking forward to the next project we work on together.”