Members' News 2020

News from MARTIN - Order for delivery of grate systems and total plants in China

MARTIN's licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded 5 new contracts to supply grate systems or total plants in China with the MARTIN reverse-acting grate SITY2000.

One combustion system of 600 t/d will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Caoxian II (Shandong province), two combustion systems of 700 t/d to the waste-to-energy plant Lingshan (Guangxi province).

Total plant with 2 x 500 t/d capacity will be built in Qijiang (Chongqing province), with 1 x 350 t/d capacity in Zhuji Lipu (Zhejiang province) and with 1 x 400 t/d capacity in Xiushan (Chongqing province).

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B&W Renewable to Provide Upgrades to Reduce Emissions and Increase Efficiency of Scotland Waste-to-Energy Plant

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced that its B&W Renewable segment has been awarded a contract to provide upgrades to Shetland Islands Council’s energy recovery plant in Lerwick, Scotland, to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.

Under the contract, which is valued at more than $3 million, B&W Renewable will design, supply and install new, patented water-cooled wear zones, a secondary air system, waste feed hopper and associated equipment, and provide a control system upgrade.  

The equipment upgrades, which utilize proven, patented Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S technology, are intended to reduce emissions, while also boosting the plant’s municipal waste-processing capacity by 15 percent. The plant provides hot water to the local district heating company, Shetland Heat, Energy & Power Ltd., which supplies more than 1,200 local homes and businesses.

B&W Renewable is proud to be a leading provider of equipment and services to the renewable energy plant fleet in Europe and throughout the world,” said B&W Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Morgan. “We look forward to executing this important project and appreciate the confidence Shetland Islands Council has shown in our clean energy technologies.”

B&W Renewable will also provide grate and boiler maintenance services, training, start-up support and performance optimization services for the energy recovery plant. The project is scheduled for completion and handover to the customer in the fall of 2021.

B&W Renewable’s waste-to-energy technologies are robust and effective energy options designed to reduce CO2 emissions and replace fossil fuels. Technologies offered include combustion systems, grates and stokers, waste fuel feeder systems, water-cooled wear zones, emissions control, flue gas treatment and more.

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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Doosan Lentjes to deliver their first joint waste-to-energy project in Poland

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) and its subsidiary and consortium partner Doosan Lentjes have been awarded the turnkey contract to supply a new waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Olsztyn, Poland. It is the first joint WtE project between the Korean EPC company and its German engineering technology subsidiary. The new plant will be based on Doosan Lentjes’ proven water-cooled counter-reciprocating grate and boiler as well as flue gas cleaning technology.


Contracted by the plant owner and operator, Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna, the consortium will deliver the entire one-line plant including combustion grate, boiler and dry Circoclean flue gas cleaning, and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Furthermore, civil works and two gas-fired peak load boilers (PLB) along with site management will be part of the supply.

Commenting on the project, Gerhard Lohe, Product Director Waste-to-Energy at Doosan Lentjes, says: “This project is the first waste-to-energy plant that DHIC and Doosan Lentjes are executing together. It proves that international EPC experience in large-scale plant construction projects as well as a rich heritage and competence in modern WtE technology is a strong combination of capabilities that meets the demands of the industry. Customers can therefore expect an interface-optimized delivery of the project from one source. Our two companies can look back on many years of experience in the execution of large, but also smaller power plant projects all over the world. The joint entry into the global WtE market now represents the next step in the exploitation of synergy effects within the Group.”

Co-funded by the EU, the plant will meet all European requirements with regard to recycling and disposal, while, at the same time, complying with the emission limits according to the new BREF documents (Best Available Techniques Reference).

The new plant, scheduled to be completed in 2023, will be capable of processing up to 110,000 tons of refused derived fuel (RDF) produced by the citizens of the greater Olsztyn area. Covering roughly 30% of the district heating demand in the region, the new plant will help to compensate for the heat loss that will accompany the closure of the local coal-fired Michelin power plant in the near future. This will ensure a continuously reliable and secure supply of district heating to the local citizens. At the same time, using the energy contained in the waste offers a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. In addition, the thermal treatment of the waste makes it possible to reduce the landfill space required.

Commenting on the project, Mariusz Marciniak, Director for Central and Eastern Europe, says: “The new plant in Olsztyn will be a milestone in improving the waste management infrastructure in Poland. It is the eighth plant of this type to be built in the country and it is crucial for achieving the objectives of the EU waste hierarchy. This hierarchy gives priority to energy recovery from waste over simple landfill and, thus, requires the energy potential of solid waste to be harnessed. One of the eight plants, the one in Krakow, was built with the involvement of Doosan Lentjes as technology provider for both grate and boiler. The plant benefits from the technological experience of Doosan Lentjes and has been reliably converting municipal waste from the Krakow region into energy since 2013. Doosan Lentjes will apply the experience gained in Krakow to the second project recently won on the Polish market to the benefit of the customer and final client, the local energy provider, MPEC Olsztyn.”

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is a leading EPC contractor offering a wide range of services ranging from the manufacturing of castings and forgings, power generation systems to the construction of power plants.

Doosan Lentjes is a specialist in the delivery of proven and reliable waste-to-energy technology, converting millions of tonnes of waste into valuable energy every year. This helps customers all over the world reduce their waste volumes and simultaneously provide a sustainable energy source.

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Moscow to Have EfW Plants at all Cardinal Points

The contract to build two more EfW plants in the Moscow area marks yet another success for Hitachi Zosen Inova in Russia and a move that brings the country a major step forward in terms of implementing its program to landfill diversion, increase recycling and promote renewable energy. The plants will treat around 2.8 million t/a of household and municipal waste to supply 1.5 million people in the Russian capital with electricity.

On 28 September 2020, Alternative Generating Company (AGC-1) gave Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and its Russian consortium partner, Atomenergomash subsidiary ZiO-Podolsk, notice to proceed with the construction of two additional energy-from-waste (EfW) plants in the Moscow area. Following contracts for plants in Voskresensk (to the south) and Naro-Fominsk (to the west), construction of the two latest installations in Noginsk (to the east) and Solnechnogorsk (to the north) will take the total to four. Together these plants will play a key role in efforts to discontinue the use of landfill and implement Green Tariff, a nationwide programme launched in 2017 to promote renewable energy.

“EfW plants are the most high-tech projects of RT-Invest, and we selected the best technolo-gies for their implementation. Together with Hitachi Zosen Inova, a high-level international part-ner, we will build 4 plants with a total capacity of 2.8 million tons of waste in the upcoming years. Integration of EfW technology is a necessary step in implementing a progressive and sustaina-ble waste management economy in Russia,” said RT-Invest’s CEO Andrey Shipelov.

Safe Waste Treatment and Support for the Local Economy
“For the Moscow area the switch from landfill to state-of-the-art EfW technology marks a major step in terms of efficient, hygienic, environmentally-friendly waste management,” explains HZI’s CEO Bruno-Frédéric Baudouin. “We’re proud to be supplying our highly developed technology – which not only meets, but often even undercuts, the most stringent emissions requirements – and thus contributing to Russia’s efforts to establish safe waste treatment.”

The four plants will eventually process 2.8 million tonnes (700,000 tonnes per plant) of munici-pal and commercial waste from the Russian metropolis a year to generate a total of 280 MW of electricity, enough for around 1.5 million inhabitants, to be fed into the grid.

The four major construction sites are also an important driver of the economy in the Moscow area, with a large part of the technology components manufactured and delivered by local pro-ducers and suppliers. During construction the sites will also provide temporary work for several thousand people, plus several hundred permanent jobs after commissioning of the plants. Construction on the two new plants will begin in the next few weeks.

Further information about the former projects can be found in the media releases for Moscow 1 and Moscow 2.


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ANDRITZ to supply flue gas treatment systems for the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Singapore

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Keppel Seghers to supply flue gas treatment systems for the IWMF Phase 1 WTE (Waste-to-Energy) facilities in Singapore.

IWMF and the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (Tuas WRP) – collectively known as the Tuas Nexus – will be the world’s first integrated waste and water treatment facility to be conceptualised and planned from the ground up. IWMF Phase 1 and the TWRP are scheduled for completion in 2025. Once completed, IWMF Phase 1 will be able to treat:

  • 2,900 tons per day of incinerable waste;
  • 250 tons per day of household recyclables collected under the National Recycling Programme;
  • 400 tons per day of source-segregated food waste; and
  • 800 tons per day of dewatered sludge from the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply for the four WTE lines in IWMF Phase 1 includes the design and supply of flue gas treatment equipment such as fabric filters, HCl and SO2 scrubbers, ID fans, low-temperature economizers with steam gas reheaters, steel structures, flue gas ducts, tanks and silos, and advisory services.

Using ANDRITZ equipment at IWMF Phase 1 will help Singapore achieve its sustainability goals because it will be able to meet the highest environmental standards and reduce the emissions from incineration of 2,900 tons per day of incinerable waste.

A Keppel Seghers-led consortium was selected by Singapore’s National Environment Agency to develop and build (on EPC basis) the WTE and materials recovery facilities as part of the IWMF Phase 1 development for Singapore. ANDRITZ was chosen as the consortium’s key supplier for the flue gas treatment system due to its track record with dry, semi-dry and wet technologies for industrial flue gas cleaning as well as its advanced energy recovery solution using heat recovery from flue gas in the low-temperature range.


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Valmet signs an automation service agreement with Viridor in the United Kingdom

Valmet and Viridor have signed a three-year service agreement for six waste-to-energy plants in the United Kingdom. The agreement covers maintenance and technical support, cybersecurity services, and lifecycle services and upgrades for the plants’ automation systems, helping to ensure the availability and security of the systems also in the future.

The agreement was signed during the second quarter of 2020.

We have selected Valmet for a new three-year, multi-site service agreement of the distributed control systems within our Energy Recovery Facilities. This is based upon the positive experience we have had with Valmet’s expertise and support across our fleet since the completion of our very first energy from waste plant,” says Dave Field, Viridor Director of Engineering (Energy).

We have had a positive relationship with Viridor for a long time, and we appreciate their trust for our services and Valmet in general. Our proactive services and response times are highly valued by Viridor as it makes system-related downtime negligible. With this service agreement, Viridor’s automation system will be even better protected and up to date in the future as well,” says Samuel Asuming, UK Area Service Manager, Automation, Valmet.

The long-term relationship further strengthened by the service agreement

Valmet has previously supplied Valmet DNA distributed control systems and services to Viridor’s waste-to-energy plants in Ardley, Beddington, Cardiff, Dunbar, Peterborough, and Runcorn. Now the agreements and services associated with each site have been unified with one service agreement covering all the plants.

Maintenance and technical support, cybersecurity services, and lifecycle services for the plants’ automation systems are covered by the new service agreement. Spare parts and repairs, lifecycle plans, and automation upgrades are carried out additionally by demand.

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News from MARTIN - Orders for deliveries in South Korea and China

Yeonggwang CHP, South Korea

Order for delivery of combustion system and basic engineering for the boiler

A plant for the thermal treatment of substitute fuel is erected in the South Korean town of Yeonggwang and MARTIN was awarded the contract to supply the combustion system and handle the basic engineering for the boiler. Techcross acts as the general contractor, while CRE (Chosun Refractories Engineering) is responsible for the grate/boiler lot.

MARTIN will supply a reverse-acting grate Vario with 3 runs and a width of 6.695 m. With a throughput of up to 15.1 t/h and a heating value of up to 20,000 kJ/kg and more, the gross heat release will be 55 MW. The purpose of the plant is to generate electricity (9.9 MW) and provide process steam (75 Mg/h) for the neighbouring industrial area.



Order for delivery of grate systems and total plants

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded 5 new contracts to supply grate systems or total plants with the MARTIN reverse-acting grate SITY2000. One combustion system of 500 t/d each will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plants in Caofeidian, Guantao and Luanzhou (all Hebei province). One combustion system of 700 t/d to the waste-to-energy plant Aksu (Xinjiang province). A total plant with 2 x 750 t/d capacity will be built in Anshan (Xinjiang province).

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Hitachi Zosen Inova’s Technology Supports Moscow Region’s Waste Management

Technology company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and Russian consortium partner ZiOPodolsk are to supply the entire technology for the new Energy from Waste plant in the Moscow region. The installation will process 700,000 metric tons of waste to generate 70 MW of electricity for the grid. This is the second plant already to be built by the consortium in the Russian capital region on behalf of Alternative Generating Company (AGC-1). Further plants are to follow.

Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and Russian consortium partner ZiO-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Atomenergomash, have received Notice to Proceed to supply the entire equipment, including the technology package, for the new Moscow region Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in the district of Naro-Fominsk, around 80 kilometres southwest of Moscow. The client is Russian plant operator Alternative Generating Company-1 (AGC-1), a subsidiary of RT-Invest.

HZI and ZiO-Podolsk are to deliver the entire process technology for this major project, including HZI’s state-of-the-art combustion and flue gas treatment systems. They are also responsible for numerous items of equipment in the balance of plant, various overarching services and monitoring processes.

The new plant is the second of a total of four EfW installations that will be built in the Moscow area in the next few years. These plants will process a total of 2.8 million metric tons a year in total, or 700,000 tons each, of municipal and commercial waste from the Russian metropolis. Additionally, each plant is to generate 70 MW of electricity for the grid, enough for around 1.5 million inhabitants.

Sustainable Alternative to Landfill
The introduction of EfW plants is part of the Green Tariff renewable energy programme launched in Russia in 2017. It’s also part of the country’s endeavours to move away from landfill towards sustainable waste management.

According to Andrei Shipelov, CEO of RT-Invest, the implementation of EfW technologies is an essential component of the integrated waste management system. “In Russia the industry is being created taking into account global best practices in sustainable development, where the priority is given to the full processing of waste into recycled materials and energy resources. Our primary goal is to achieve zero waste to landfills by 2025 in all territories where our company operates.”

Shipelov adds: “The second, equally important goal for us, is to attract and create in Russia advanced waste processing technologies with advanced localisation of equipment production. And this means tens of thousands of new highly-paid jobs, hundreds of billions of rubles of investment in the Russian industry, and sustainable export potential for the local machine-building industry for decades to come.”

HZI CEO Bruno Frédéric-Baudouin says: “The kind of modern EfW plants to be built under this partnership are efficient, environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects that, thanks to highly developed technology, meet and often substantially exceed the most stringent emissions requirements. We’re proud that HZI’s technology will be playing such an important role in these projects in the Moscow area.”

Besides contributing in terms of forward-looking waste management, the construction of the plant will also support the local economy, with a considerable portion of the scope of delivery manufactured in Russia.
Building work on the site will begin in early summer this year; initial preparations are already underway.

For more information, read the 2019 media release on the first plant.

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KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH resumes Outotec activities

Munich-based KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH resumes the sewage sludge combustion activities from Outotec that include technologies and references. The parties agreed to observe secrecy and not to publish any further details.

KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH hence strengthens its already firm position in the market for the mono-combustion of sewage sludge in plants based on the fluidized-bed technology and stays abreast in this rapidly growing business sector. What is more, a new dedicated branch office will be set up in Butzbach on 1 June.

About KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH

KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH, Munich, was founded in 2018 and is jointly owned by KÜTTNER Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, and MARTIN GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik, Munich, each holding 50 % of the enterprise. The company erects plants for the mono-combustion of sewage sludge based on the fluidized-bed technology and currently handles orders in Bitterfeld and Bahrain.

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B&W Vølund Awarded Plant Service Contracts for Waste-to-Energy Customers in U.K., Denmark

(Picture by Viridor - Dunbar WtE plant)

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE: BW), has been awarded a multi-year service contract for two U.K. waste-to-energy plants owned by Viridor, and a plant upgrade service contract for Frederikshavn Forsyning A/S’s combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The combined value of the contracts is more than $4 million.

Under the first agreement, Vølund will provide inspection, maintenance and optimization services for equipment it previously supplied to Viridor’s low-carbon heat and energy facilities. The second agreement calls for Vølund to design and install new equipment and provide diagnostic services for the Frederikshavn plant’s boiler.

“With its decades of experience and knowledge, Vølund is well-positioned to provide maintenance, field engineering, upgrades and parts to renewable energy plants in Europe,” said Jimmy Morgan, Senior Vice President, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and Managing Director, B&W Vølund. “These two contracts are reflective of the many emerging opportunities as we expand our renewable energy business world-wide.”

“We thank Frederikshavn Forsyning and Viridor for the confidence they have shown in us,” Morgan said.

Vølund’s plant services include upgrades and optimizations that can help maintain stable operation, increased energy output, and achieve emission levels that comply with today’s standards and legislation. Vølund also manufactures replacement parts to ensure plant availability for daily operations and avoid unexpected shutdowns. Learn more about Vølund’s biomass, waste-to-energy and fossil fuel plant services at

About B&W
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more at

About B&W Vølund

Based in Esbjerg, Denmark, B&W Vølund is a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., and is a supplier of technologies for efficient and environmentally sound waste-to-energy and biomass energy plants around the world.

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Keppel-led consortium secures S$1.5 billion contract to develop Singapore’s Tuas Nexus Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF)

A Keppel-led consortium has received the Letter of Acceptance from the National Environment Agency (NEA) for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract worth approximately S$1.5 billion, for the development of a Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facility and a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for Singapore’s new Tuas Nexus IWMF.1

The consortium comprising Keppel Seghers Engineering Singapore Pte Ltd (Keppel Seghers), the environmental engineering arm of Keppel Infrastructure, China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte Ltd (China Harbour) and ST Engineering Marine Ltd, the Marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), will design and build a 2,900 tonnes per day (tpd) WTE facility and a 250 tpd MRF as part of the IWMF Phase 1 development. To be co-located with PUB’s Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (Tuas WRP) at the Tuas View Basin site, the IWMF WTE facility and the MRF will be amongst the largest of such facilities in Singapore when they are completed in 2024.

Keppel Seghers, China Harbour and ST Engineering’s Marine arm’s share of the works under the EPC contract will be approximately 48%, 31%, 21% respectively.

Based on Keppel Seghers’ proven and proprietary WTE technology, the WTE facility will generate sufficient electricity to sustain the operations of Tuas Nexus IWMF Phase 1 and the initial phase of Tuas WRP, with excess electricity for export to the grid.

The state-of-the-art WTE facility will feature Keppel Seghers’ air-cooled grate, boiler design, and advanced combustion system. In addition, the facility’s wet flue gas cleaning system will ensure the facility’s emissions comply with Singapore’s regulatory requirements as well as standards. As the consortium lead, Keppel Seghers will also be responsible for the overall project management.

China Harbour will undertake the civil, structural and landscaping scope of the project, while ST Engineering’s Marine arm will be responsible for the construction of the MRF, power-island and the balance of plant.

With advanced technologies to sort metals, paper, cardboard and plastics automatically, the MRF will improve sorting efficiency, contributing towards the overall recycling rate in Singapore.

The consortium will work closely with NEA, as well as their consultants - a multi-disciplinary consultancy team led by Black & Veatch and AECOM, in association with Ramboll, for the design, construction and commissioning of this flagship project.

Dr Ong Tiong Guan, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, said, “As a developer and operator of two of Singapore’s current four WTE plants, Keppel, together with its partners, is honoured to contribute further to Singapore’s sustainable urbanisation through this flagship project. This project, which will contribute significantly towards Singapore’s long-term waste management plans, is a testament to Keppel’s leadership in world class WTE technology and will reinforce our position globally as a competitive and reliable waste management solution provider.”

Singapore’s IWMF will mark the third integrated waste management project that Keppel Seghers has undertaken. Keppel Seghers has designed, built and is currently operating Qatar's Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre, an integrated waste management facility that is treating waste for the whole country. In addition, Keppel Seghers Hong Kong Limited is also currently building Hong Kong’s (HK) first Integrated Waste Management Facility off the coast of Shek Kwu Chau, with Zhen Hua Engineering Co. Ltd., which is also a company under the China Harbour Engineering Company in Beijing. HK’s IWMF is its first integrated waste management facility for municipal solid waste and is contracted to treat 3,000 tpd of mixed municipal waste.

Mr Tang Qiaoliang, President of China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC), said, “CHEC is honoured to participate, with its partners, Keppel Seghers and ST Engineering, in such a flagship environmental sustainability project and will fully utilise its expertise and strengths in the design and construction of civil, structural and landscaping, to complement its partners to deliver a world-class waste management solution.

“With the construction of HK’s IWMF, which is currently the first and largest WTE project in HK, progressing well, Singapore’s IWMF will be the second waste management facility to be built by Keppel Seghers and CHEC worldwide. In addition, CHEC also undertook construction of the Tuas Sewage Treatment Plant in Singapore in 2019. The strategic fit for Keppel Seghers and CHEC will create more opportunities for cooperation in the future.”

Mr Ng Sing Chan, President, Marine of ST Engineering said, “ST Engineering values industry collaboration, especially one such as this that helps facilitate Singapore’s drive towards environmental sustainability. We look forward to fulfilling our part in this consortium with our deep domain expertise in environmental engineering, and core competencies in managing large-scale engineering and critical infrastructure projects.”

The abovementioned development is not expected to have a material impact on the respective net tangible assets or earnings per share of Keppel Corporation Limited and ST Engineering for the current financial year.

1 The IWMF is a state-of-the-art flagship facility developed to help Singapore achieve greater environmental sustainability. Besides the WTE and MRF, the IWMF will also comprise a food waste treatment and sludge incineration facility.

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SSE Thermal and CIP Commission Hitachi Zosen Inova to Construct New Energy from Waste Plant in England

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has won a contract to construct a new Energy from Waste plant on the Slough Trading Estate near London, England. The project has been developed by a Joint Venture consisting of energy group SSE Thermal and Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The plant will use processed waste to generate around 46 MW of electricity per year. It will be the third project that the SSE Thermal and HZI have worked on together.

A Joint Venture consisting of UK energy group SSE Thermal and Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has awarded Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) the contract to build the new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Slough, to the west of London’s Heathrow Airport. Following the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 and 2 plants in West Yorkshire, the Slough installation is already the third plant built by HZI in conjunction with SSE Thermal, and HZI’s thirteenth project in the UK.

Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director of SSE Thermal, said: “We are delighted to once be again working with HZI as we look to deliver another industry-leading Energy from Waste project. When completed, Slough Multifuel will play a key role in the UK’s sustainable waste management, diverting thousands of tonnes of waste away from landfill, and instead converting it into a valuable source of energy.”

Furtherly he emphasised the importance of the renewed cooperation: “During the construction of both the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 and 2 projects in West Yorkshire, HZI and SSE were able to work together to deliver the plants safely and reliably. We are delighted to be able to work with HZI again to construct another Energy from Waste plant in the UK.”

Carefully Thought-Out Installation

The future plant will process around 440,000 tonnes per year of mainly commercial waste from the Greater London Area. The process will generate around 46 MW of electricity that will be fed into the national grid. Additionally, the plant will export up to 23 tonnes of processed steam per hour to a nearby food factory.

The new EfW installation will be constructed on SSE’s site on the Slough Trading Estate, where parts of a former plant have been decommissioned and demolished over the last year. One remaining feature of the former plant is the cooling tower which will also be integrated in the new facility.

Enabling works at the site is ongoing and to be completed by the end of 2020, with the first construction work on the site scheduled for 2021. The plant is expected to go into full operation in 2024.

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Ragn-Sells and Hitachi Zosen Inova Build Facility for Processing Flue Gas Treatment Residues in Sweden

Swedish recycling company Ragn-Sells and Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova are to build a facility for processing flue gas treatment residues at Högbytorp, Sweden. The process enables salts to be extracted from the waste product which can then be reused in industrial and chemical processes.

The flue gas treatment residue processing facility being built at the Högbytorp site of the Swedish recycling company Ragn-Sells will collect and wash residues from industrial processes, enabling the recovery of various commercial salts. Following a joint project development phase, the client, Ragn-Sells Treatment & Detox AB, has commissioned the Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) to supply and integrate the entire process technology.

“HZI is a well-known name in plant construction and has many years of process technology experience. These were crucial factors in our choice of partner for this project,” says Ragn-Sells project head Ulrik Améen.

Making a Sustainable Circular Economy Reality

With the objective of creating a sustainable circular solution, once commissioned the installation will extract useful materials such as various salts such as potassium chloride, sodium chloride and calcium chloride as well as ammonium sulphate from the residue. These materials can then be reused for industrial or chemical purposes.

For HZI this project marks a return to familiar territory: in the past the company has successfully developed and installed diverse fly ash washing systems at thermal waste treatment plants. “Given the various interpretations of the European legislation on treatment and landfilling fly ash and residues in different countries, the Ragn-Sells facility marks the way forward,” says Ruedi Frey, Senior Engineer at HZI. “We’re proud to be able to contribute our know-how and experience to this prestigious project.”

The responsible Service Manager at HZI, Stefan Forsberg, adds: “What makes this project special, is that we combine the proven ash leaching technology with brine cleaning and salt recovery for the first time.”

The solution produced by the washing process will then be vaporised in a distillation process, with the crystallised salts separated out. After that the cleaned residue will be dewatered and used as feedstock for new production processes.

Work to build the relevant section of the building will begin in autumn 2020, and assembly of the process technology will follow in January 2021.

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News from Standardkessel Baumgarte - First fire ignited in the Waste to Energy Plant in Kaunas

On 18 February 2020, Standardkessel Baumgarte ignited the first waste fire in the energy from waste plant in Kaunas, Lithuania. Hence an important milestone in the construction of the plant was set.

It is thanks to the high level of commitment and the close cooperation of all departments at Standardkessel Baumgarte that it was possible for this deadline to be met punctually.

In the next step in April, trial operation of the plant will be starting.

The plant will in the future through the utilization of municipal waste obtain electricity and heat and feed them into the public networks of the City of Kaunas.

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Steinmüller Babcock awarded contract for Vantaa Waste to Energy plant in Finland

(The NTP for the new Waste to Energy plant in Vantaa, Finland, was given on March, 5th. From left to right: Thomas Feilenreiter, managing director of Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, Jukka Toivonen, chief executive officer of Vantaa Energia Ltd.)

Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, based in Gummersbach/Germany, has been awarded the contract to build the WtE2 Waste to Energy plant in Vantaa, Finland. The client is Vantaa Energia Ltd, one of Finland’s largest energy utility, 60 % owned by the city of Vantaa and 40 % by the city of Helsinki. The new plant is to be put into operation at the end of 2022.

The scope of delivery and service involves the planning and construction of the boiler system, including the Steinmüller forward-moving grate and ancillary systems, district heat exchangers, as well as steel construction, the facade and building services.

The Vantaa Waste to Energy plant will be built adjacent to an existing plant in urban Vantaa, a city of 220,000 inhabitants in the Greater Helsinki area. The construction of the plant is one of the measures taken by Vantaa Energia Ltd as it pursues its target of removing coal from its energy-producing plant portfolio by 2023.

Using Steinmüller Babcock’s fuel flexible Waste to Energy technology, the plant will, once operational, contribute significantly towards achieving Finland’s national recycling target, by converting non-recyclable material flows from the recycling industry into valuable energy.

The new plant has a fuel capacity of 80 MWth  based on a boiler concept designed to generate district heating only, producing steam energy at 20 bar(a) and 210°C. This steam energy will generate water up to a temperature of 115°C, which will be transmitted into the district heating network of the Vantaa region.

The restricted space at the current plant site adds a unique feature to the construction as the existing plant will continue to operate during the construction of the new plant, as will the railway line that runs under the building site.


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News from MARTIN - Order for delivery of total plant and grate systems in China and Thailand

Yingshan, China

Order for delivery of total plant

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply a total plant. The waste-to-energy plant has two combustion lines and will be erected in Yingshan (Sichuan province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grates will have a throughput of 450 t/d each.


Krabi, Thailand

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Krabi, Thailand. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 500 t/d.


Anqing IV, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Anqing IV (Anhui province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 600 t/d.


Jianyang, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Two combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Jianyang (Sichuan province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. Each grate will have a throughput of 750 t/d.


Luyi, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Luyi (Shandong province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 600 t/d.


Poyang, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Poyang (Jiangxi province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 600 t/d.


Shaoguan, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Two combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Shaoguan (Guangdong province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. Each grate will have a throughput of 350 t/d.


Dengshuang, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Two combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Dengshuang (Sichuan province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. Each grate will have a throughput of 850 t/d.


Wuchuan, China

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Two combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Wuchuan (Guangdong province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. Each grate will have a throughput of 500 t/d.


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News from LAB - Contract for the flue gas treatment of KEBAG AG Energy from Waste plant

LAB, subsidiary of CNIM Group, is pleased to announce the start of the engineering, delivery, construction and commissioning contract for the flue gas treatment of the new KEBAG AG Energy from Waste plant in Zuchwil, Canton Solothurn, Switzerland.

LAB GmbH, based in Stuttgart, will equip the two incineration lines with a total annual capacity of 265,000 tons of municipal and commercial waste, with an efficiency-optimized flue gas cleaning system consisting of 2 highly efficient wet scrubbers with a downstream fabric filter and heat recovery.

LAB would like to thank KEBAG Enova for its trust and confidence and undertakes to make the new Emmenspitz WtE plant an efficient and world reference.

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News from MARTIN - Orders for grates in WtE plants in Serbia and Italy

Belgrade, Serbia

Electricity and district heat from household waste for the capital’s metropolitan area

Following the granting of the permit, on 04/10/2019 our French partner CNIM received the Notice to Proceed for the construction of a turnkey thermal waste treatment line in Vinča, located south-east of Belgrade. The waste-to-energy plant is part of a public-private partnership between the city of Belgrade, the French waste disposal company SUEZ and the Japanese trading company ITOCHU.

After start-up, which is scheduled for 2022, SUEZ will operate the plant for 25 years and combust approx. 340,000 t of household and commercial waste per year. A thermal output of 103 MW will be used to generate 25 MW of electricity and 56 MW of district heat. At the same time, the plant will ease the burden on the neighbouring landfill site, currently one of the 50 largest in the world.

MARTIN will supply a 6-run reverse-acting grate Vario. With a total width of 15.800 m this will be the widest MARTIN reverse-acting grate built to date, and achieve a throughput rate of nearly 50 t/h. The MICC system will be used for combustion control.


Parona, Italy

Order for new combustion line at Parona plant

Lomellina Energia S.r.l., the operator of the Parona waste-to-energy plant in the Lombardy province, has awarded a consortium involving MARTIN the contract to build a new turnkey combustion line for the thermal treatment of residual household and commercial waste. On behalf of its Italian consortium partners, MARTIN will supply the grate-based combustion system, including the combustion air system. As of 2022, the new line will thermally treat 200,000 t/a of residual waste and will use the heat released to generate electricity to be fed to the grid.

For the new line, MARTIN will supply and start-up a reverse-acting grate Vario with 5 runs, which corresponds to a total width of 13.14 m. The gross heat release will be up to 110 MW with a throughput of up to 36.3 t/h.

Following start-up of the new line, one of the two older lines of the plant will be taken out of service.


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Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build New Energy from Waste Plant for Covanta, Biffa and the Green Investment Group

To deliver the Newhurst project, its twelfth overall in the UK, Hitachi Zosen Inova will be acting on behalf of a consortium of developers comprising Covanta, Biffa and the Green Investment Group. Strategically located just off the M1 motorway in the East Midlands, the Newhurst EfW facility will treat up to 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable municipal solid waste each year. Additionally, the modern installation will have one of the highest efficiency rates in the world.

Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) won the public tender to build the new facility in Shepshed, Leicestershire (England). The clients are a consortium consisting of waste management companies Covanta and Biffa, together with the Green Investment Group. The project is HZI’s twelfth in the UK and, following Dublin (Ireland) and Rookery South (England), its third in collaboration with Covanta. “HZI is a proven provider in delivering world-class energy from waste facilities, and we’re delighted to be working with them again on this important project. Collaborating on the basis of trust is a key factor in the successful delivery of a major project of this type,” said Tom Koltis, Covanta’s Executive Director of European Development. HZI will serve as overall turnkey contractor, delivering the entire building construction, the procurement function and the technology for the Newhurst project.

Tailormade Design for Highest Energy Efficiency

The state-of-the-art plant will feature the continuously developed model of HZI’s air-cooled reciprocating grate and Hitachi Zosen Inova’s XeroSorp® dry flue gas treatment system. “The plant is equipped with a highly efficient flue gas treatment system that fully complies with the most stringent emission limits, and often does noticeably better,” explains Ingo Eifert, Project Director at HZI, who is responsible for the Newhurst project. He says that by installing XeroSorp® the plant operator will benefit on more than one level: “The size and design of the flue gas treatment system are geared to enhancing energy efficiency and also deliver a positive impact on water use.”

The Newhurst EfW facility is a significant addition to the UK’s waste management infrastructure. It supports both the government’s drive to reduce reliance on landfill and the UK’s ability to sustainably treat more non-recyclable waste without relying on export to European facilities.

The plant will provide 350,000 tonnes of annual treatment capacity for non-recyclable waste and will also generate up to 42 MW of low-carbon electricity, enough to power around 80,000 homes. With electrical net efficiency of 31.3%, the installation will also be one of the most energy-efficient in the world.

The facility will enter its operational phase in 2023.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova - Swiss Technology for Swiss Waste Treatment Plant – A Decades-Long Collaboration Is to Continue

Hitachi Zosen Inova is to supply the combustion technology and boiler for an Energy from Waste project in Zuchwil, Canton Solothurn.

Since 1976 Hitachi Zosen Inova has been involved in building and overhauling the existing Energy from Waste plant (EfW) in Zuchwil. Now the Swiss company will supply its combustion technology and the boiler for the new KEBAG Enova Emmenspitz EfW plant, replacing the existing one. This is a major domestic order that consolidates the technology company’s position in its home market.

Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), based in Zurich, has been awarded the contract to supply the combustion and boiler system for the new KEBAG Enova Emmenspitz Energy from Waste (EfW) plant being built by KEBAG AG in Zuchwil, Canton Solothurn. “We were immediately impressed by HZI’s technology. Its specifications precisely meet our needs and requirements for the new equipment,” explains KEBAG AG director Markus Juchli.

Proven Combustion Technology Optimised
Besides the feed hopper, boiler, dry bottom ash extractor and electrostatic precipitator, the scope of supply also includes HZI’s proprietary combustion technology. Part of this is a further iteration of the HZI grate, which combines the benefits of previous models to help increase overall plant efficiency by boosting operation and reducing maintenance.

Construction is scheduled to start in early Summer 2020. The existing plant will be dismantled once the new installation goes into operation. The two newly constructed combustion lines will be used to process 221,000 metric tons of source-separated municipal and commercial waste a year to generate up to 53.7 MW of thermal energy that will be fed into the respective grid as electricity or district heat.

Important Partner in Local Markets
Following the successful realisation of international large-scale EfW turnkey projects in recent years, HZI has also completed numerous small and medium-sized retrofit and refurbishment projects at existing plants in Europe (recently in Norway, Finland and Germany) and lot projects for new plants. The contract to supply the combustion system of the new plant marks an important continuation of a decades-long collaboration between HZI and the client, which started in 1976 with the installation of the first plant in Zuchwil, which was replaced and extended with HZI technology in the 1990-ies. Over the years, HZI has also been continuously involved in building and overhauling all four existing lines. With the delivery of the two new lines, this project marks the next generation. Markus Juchli also underscores HZI’s constant contribution: “Given that Hitachi Zosen Inova was involved in the construction of the existing plant and subsequent maintenance on a regular basis, we know that they have the experience and commitment to quality and reliability that we expect in a partner.”

In the next few months, HZI can also look forward to additional retrofit, renovation and service projects in parts of Switzerland as well as central and northern Europe – all of which will enable the Zurich-based technology supplier to capitalise on its many years of experience and specialist know-how.

HZI itself sees great potential in Switzerland in the medium and long term: In Europe and in other parts of the World such as Japan, EfW plants have been part of a long tradition of sustainable waste management. “Some of the older installations in this country are reaching the phase where refurbishment and modernisation could help substantially extend their service life while improving energy efficiency,” explains Sandro Malzach, Vice President Systems & Service at HZI. He continues with a look into the future: “HZI is ready for this and has the technology and know-how to provide plant operators with expert support.”

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Keppel to supply technology solutions for waste-to-energy plants in India

Keppel Seghers Belgium N.V. (Keppel Seghers), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure), has secured contracts to supply waste-to-energy (WTE) technology and services worth over EUR 12 million (approximately SGD 18 million) from Abellon Clean Energy Limited based out of Gujarat in India. These WTE projects would be first-of-its-kind in Gujarat.

Keppel Seghers will provide the core equipment, design, and technical services for the plant’s air-cooled grate and vertical boiler, which are designed to achieve efficient energy recovery and operational reliability. When completed, the facility can effectively reduce the volume of waste that goes to landfills by over 90%.

Dr Ong Tiong Guan, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, said, “The amount of waste being generated by communities worldwide has been rising in tandem with rapid urbanisation and this is a challenge that has to be tackled responsibly. Modern waste-to-energy plants have proven to be an effective strategy to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Having successfully implemented over 100 WTE projects around the world, we look forward to delivering Keppel Seghers’ proven WTE technology that will contribute to the State of Gujarat achieving its waste management goals.”

As one of the most populous nations in the world, India produces one of the highest amounts of municipal solid waste, with only a fraction of it being treated. The majority of the waste is either landfilled or disposed in open areas. Therefore, waste-to-energy is garnering increasing attention as a viable waste treatment option for many states of India.

The above transactions will not have any material impact on the earnings per share and net tangible asset per share of Keppel Corporation for the financial year ending 31 December 2020.

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Milestone order for Magaldi. The Ecobelt® WA technology seduces the Land of the Rising Sun.

On August 2019, Magaldi Group and KHI signed a contract with the Kyoto City management to equip the urban Waste-to-Energy plant with the Ecobelt® WA technology.

After the successful projects carried out in Europe, Magaldi was requested to bring its extensive know-how in dry bottom ash handling to retrofit the wet system in the Japanese WtE plant.

The Kyoto City Northeast Clean Center is equipped with two grate firing boilers (7.5 MWe each) burning 233,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste and producing a bottom ash rate ranging from 1.5 up to 7 t/h.

Currently the boilers are fitted with a wet system provided with several conveyors up to the final discharge point. The configuration designed by Magaldi is definitely simpler and consists of one conveyor for unit# 1 and two conveyors – one after the other – for unit #2.

The crucial factors that tripped the balance in favour of awarding the retrofit project to Magaldi were the drastic reduction in water consumption, the increased availability of the bottom ash handling system and a more effective metal separation ensured by the Ecobelt® WA technology. 

The latter allows the dry removal of hot bottom ash from grate boilers. By replacing the use of water with air as primary cooling medium, the result is an effective environmental risk mitigation and lower O&M costs because there is no need to dispose of or treat water.

Entirely enclosed in a dust-proof steel casing to prevent any spillage of material into the environment, the Ecobelt® WA promotes an intimate contact between air and ash particles, that maximizes the cooling process and the unburnt carbon conversion.

Ambient air used for ash cooling can be injected into the combustion chamber so that the relevant amount of energy, mainly in the form of ash sensible heat, can be recovered to increase the boiler efficiency.

Furthermore, the Ecobelt® WA system increases the yields of the downstream metals recovery process. As slag is discharged without the use of water, metals are neither quenched nor introduced to an alkaline environment, thus providing high-quality raw materials. In addition, the mineral fraction of bottom ash is not lumped together, making later separation of metals and mineral fraction easier and more effective.

For the Kyoto Clean Center project, handover to the customer is scheduled for July 2020 for unit #1 and May 2021 for unit #2 while start-up is scheduled respectively for May 2021 for unit #1 and March 2022 for unit #2.

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Right Around the World: Hitachi Zosen Inova Supplies Technology for Energy from Waste Plant in Australia

Hitachi Zosen Inova is delivering its first energy-from-waste plant in Australia in East Rockingham near Perth. In addition to developing and constructing the state-of-the-art facility, the company will also part-own and cooperate it.

By the end of 2022 a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant is to be built around 40 kilometres south of Perth in the state of Western Australia. The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) project was developed by a consortium consisting of Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) plus Australian project developer New Energy Corporation and Abu Dhabi developer Tribe Infrastructure. The contract to design, build and commission the plant was awarded by the project shareholders to an EPC consortium formed by Acciona Industrial and HZI.

HZI will be delivering everything from the waste crane to the stack in the form of its proprietary combustion technology, including the reciprocating grate and a highly efficient multistage flue gas treatment. Consortium partner Acciona will be in charge of civil construction, the water & steam cycle plant, the installation and erection of HZI’s equipment and the balance of the plant.

The EfW plant will process 300,000 tonnes of municipal and industrial waste a year from the domestic and industrial zones in the surrounding area under the jurisdiction of East Mindarie Regional Council (EMRC) and Cockburn Council. This will be used to generate 28.9 MWe of energy which will be fed into the grid, contributing directly to the supply of energy to the agglomeration around Perth.

Sustainable Waste Management for Australia

Even though there is no official ban on landfill in Australia, for some time people have been rethinking sustainability and efficient waste management. As one of the first of its kind in the country, Rockingham RRF will play a pioneering role and point the way forward for future EfW installations in Oceania. Marc Stammbach, Managing Director of HZI Australia, emphasises the relevance of the project for all concerned: “For HZI this project marks our entry into the Australian market and introduces our world renowned and leading technology to Australia – something we’ve been working on for a long time. For the Perth area this project marks a major step towards sustainability and renewable energy from waste.”

Supporting the Local Economy

Besides its contribution to environmental awareness, the project is also highly significant for the local economy. Alongside technical know-how from Switzerland, a large part of the material, equipment and productive capacity will be provided by regional and national companies. In addition to this, around 300 people will be employed temporarily on the site during the construction phase. After this the plant will be operated for at least 20 years by a joint venture between SUEZ and HZI, providing permanent operation and maintenance jobs for a further 40 people. HZI is also committing to this project long-term as a project shareholder.

Construction is scheduled to begin at the beginning of January 2020, so that the plant can go into full operation by the end of 2022.

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