In brief: Energy-from-waste contract news
More developments on the energy recovery front, with SITA, Agrivert and ENER-G all actively building on their market presence in this sector.
SITA is well on the way to completing its new energy recovery facility at Haverton Hill on Teesside on behalf of the South Tyne & Wear Waste Management Partnership.
The plant will have an annual capacity of 256,000 tonnes and will treat residual waste from 284,000 households served by three councils - Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland.
The deal forms part of a 25-year contract a SITA consortium won last year and will generate around 20.5MW of electricity output once the site is fully operational in 2014.
Across in Wales, Agrivert has become the first waste partner to sign up to one of the country's strategic procurement hubs for treating food waste through anaerobic digestion (AD).
Agrivert will be working with Ceredigion and Powys county Councils through the Central Wales Waste Partnership (CWWP), which is supported by the Welsh Assembly, and will start processing the food waste in November this year.
Both CWWP and Agrivert eventually hope to develop more localised treatment facilities for food waste.
Looking abroad, clean-tech group ENER-G has expanded its Romanian business with a move into new offices in Bucharest.
The move brings together a larger ENER-G Technologii Energetice (ETE) team with EnALT Engineering and Contracting, a power engineering consultancy in which ENER-G is a majority shareholder.
ENER-G established its ETE business three years ago and has major landfill gas generation and combined heat and power projects underway.