27 Nov International Projects & Supply Deals
Graanul has completed the construction of its Osula combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Estonia. The facility has a CHP electrical capacity of 10 MW and heat production capacity is 27 MW. Bark and forest chips are the alternative fuels and will provide the plant with 89% efficiency.
Ethiopia is pressing ahead with its waste-to-energy project in Addis Ababa. Around 97% of the “civil work of the project” is currently completed, UK-based Cambridge Industries Human Resource director Ermias Alemayehu said. The total budget of the project is $120 million. In a statement on the Cambridge Industries website, the organisation stated that the facility will process 1,400 tonnes of municipal waste per day and produce 185GWHr of electricity annually that will be exported to the Ethiopian national grid. Once operational the facility is expected to power as many as 25% of the Ethiopia capital’s households. The facility will eliminate more than 80% of the municipal waste delivered to it, according to Cambridge Industries. According to the World Bank, Ethiopia has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years with GDP growth averaging 10.9% between 2004 and 2014. From being the second poorest in the world in 2000 it is set to become a middle income country by 2025. The rise in income will likely create a parallel increase in waste generation and increased urbanisation.
A £170 million new waste-to-energy plant proposal has today been unveiled for Immingham. The proposal by North Beck Energy would generate virtually 50MW of electricity, enough to power 80,000 homes. A 13-acre plot on industrially zoned land close to the eastern entrance of the port has been identified, as it looks to make use of refuse-derived fuel, much of which is either landfill bound or already exported for overseas power generation. It could handle half a million tonnes a year. A public consultation exercise has now opened, with a dedicated website launched giving details of the project. Emissions will comply with the strict requirements of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive, and enforced by the UK’s Environment Agency through a permit.
Plans were revealed yesterday for an £80 million plastics-to-fuel reprocessing plant and European headquarters from Australian-based Integrated Green Energy Solutions, for part of the former Courtaulds site in Grimsby.
Thousands of people have signed a petition against plans to build a plant to produce energy from waste in Washington, Tyne & Wear. Campaigners have signed a 9,000-name petition and say the plant would release dangerous emissions, increase traffic, be noisy and attract vermin. Developers Rolton Kilbride said there had been “misinformation” about the plant’s safety and cleanliness. The plant would operate continuously, seven days a week, processing up to 215,000 tonnes of non-hazardous municipal, commercial and industrial waste a year. This would be converted into gas to be burned to create electricity and heat. A consultation runs until 24 November.
A facility that would burn trash to generate electricity is being proposed for a 48.3-acre site on the former Seneca Army Depot in New York State. The project is being proposed by Circular EnerG of Rochester. Plans have been submitted to the Romulus Town Planning Board for review and a special-use permit from the Town Board would be required. An application for the special-use permit has been submitted and is pending. At least one local environmental group is opposed to the plan. The company plans to accept waste 5½ days a week, delivering 3,300 tons a day.