The AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2018 proved to be a very memorable and proud night indeed for Granville EcoPark as our plant manager Shane Doherty was named ‘UK AD Manager of the Year’!
Presented at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham back in July, the award sought to recognise an AD plant manager who demonstrated an exceptional ability to run an AD plant and overcome any barriers to success in the previous 12 months.
Shane joined Granville in October 2013, as construction on our plant was finished, working in a Performance & Regulatory Role when commissioning began in April the following year. He was promoted to Performance & Regulatory Manager in August 2015 and in September 2016 he became Plant Manager.
Just a few months into this role Shane was faced with the huge project of the installation and commissioning of our biogas clean-up equipment and simultaneously the construction, installation and commissioning of 10 remote sites to which the gas would be transported – all of which was completed on time between January and March 2017. Shane also managed the process that saw Granville EcoPark become the first and only UK plant to achieve the AD Best Practice Certification Scheme with the ADBA.
As our plant manager, Shane faces new challenges every day which he tackles head on with excellent management skills, innovation and a can-do attitude. We are thrilled that Shane’s talent and hard work has been recognised in this way and his receipt of this award is thoroughly deserved. A huge congratulations from the whole team, Shane!