8 May 2013
Managing Editor of Waste Management World magazine
The company said that as part of the CHF 210 million (£144 million) project it will provide support to the Buckinghamshire area both in terms of sustainable thermal waste treatment and the creation of a large number of jobs.
According to HZI, the signing of the contract at the end of April is the result of its exclusive cooperation with FCC Environment for the project, which was put out to public tender by Buckinghamshire County Council in 2009.
The company added that the turnkey order is its third contract for waste and resource management company FCC Environment – formerly WRG and a part of Spanish infrastructure company, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (IBEX: FCC).
The single-line facility will have a thermal capacity of 102 MW and will be capable of treating 300,000 tonnes of waste per year and generating 22 MW of electricity for 36,000 homes, explained HZI.
Furthermore, the company said that the plant will create 300 temporary jobs in the construction phase, 64 permanent jobs once operational and a further 31 in the supply chain – as well as generating around £2.3 million per year for the local economy.
Source: Waste Management World