18 Dec International Projects & Supply Deals
Cementos Argos and Fanalca are planning to build a waste recycling facility in Cota, Colombia. Other partners include Daeyang. The plant will have a capacity of 200 t ph. It will process, wood, metals, plastics and stone materials. It will process around 1mt/yr of materials, diverting waste from landfill. Last year 7.5 million/yr of construction and demolition waste was generated in Bogota and its surrounding regions.
As reported in IW2E Issue 44 a new waste-to-energy plant is set to start operations in Ethiopia aiming to revolutionise waste management practices in the country. The Reppie thermal plant is being built in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and when commissioned by the beginning of 2018, it will incinerate approximately 1,400 tonnes of waste a day. This represents 80 percent of the city’s waste generation, accounting for 400,000 tonnes per year. With a capacity of 110 megawatt thermal (MWth) the power plant will provide electricity to 30 % of its household electricity needs. The Reppie plant will generate approximately 185 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year through two 25 megawatt (MW) steam turbines. Through the combustion process, it will also sort valuable and finite metals for recycling. The Reppie plant operates within the emissions standards of the European Union, also contributing to air pollution mitigation efforts. The project is the result of a private-public partnership of Ethiopia’s government with a consortium of international companies, including Cambridge Industries (CIL) and China National Electric Engineering Co (CNEEC).
Veolia has won the operating contract for an energy recovery plant in Riems. From January 1, 2018, the company will operate the plant for nine years in a deal worth €95 million. The plant treats 60,000 tonnes of waste generated each year by the Greater Riems population of 300,000. Some €10 million will be spent on improving the facility’s reliability and energy efficiency. The work will also reduce the site’s energy consumption and guarantee its availability for supply to the Croix-Rouge neighbourhood’s district heating network. The facility will comply with the major requirements of France’s Energy Transition Law.
Cory Riverside Energy plans to build an integrated, low-carbon energy park to complement its existing Riverside Energy Facility in Belvedere, South East London, which could power 10% of London’s homes. The park will comprise a range of technologies including waste energy recovery, anaerobic digestion, solar panels and battery storage. It will enable Cory to convert more of London’s residual black bin waste to energy and produce cheap heat for local homes and businesses. Ash will be converted into construction materials to build London’s homes and roads. Cory will undertake a public consultation before submitting an application to the government for development consent. The company estimates the park will generate 96 MW of electricity at peak times, in addition to 72 MW from the energy recovery facility. The combined electricity is the equivalent of powering about 300,000 homes in London. The park will also result in diverting a further 650,000 tonnes of residual waste from landfill.