Veolia has secured a €240 million contract to build and operate a waste to energy plant for the Syndicat Départemental d’Elimination Des Déchets De L’Aube (SDEDA) – the Aube Regional Waste Disposal Authority.
French environmental services firm, Veolia Environnement (Paris:VIE), has secured a €240 million contract to build and operate a waste to energy plant for the Syndicat Départemental d’Elimination Des Déchets De L’Aube (SDEDA) – the Aube Regional Waste Disposal Authority.
According to the company it is the only construction and operation contract for a new waste to energy plant signed in France this year. Covering 43 months of construction and 25 years of operations, the contract represents cumulated revenue of €240 million for Veolia.
The contract for the 60,000 tonne per year energy fro waste plant was awarded to Veolia via its subsidiary, Valaubia. The company said that the plant complies with strict technical and environmental standards and will generate around 41 GWh of electricity and 60 GWh of heat year.
The heat produced will be fed into the Grand Troyes (group of municipalities) district heating network and also used by a local industrial company, both located close to the new facility.
According to Veolia the project is a prime example of France’s energy transition law for green growth which targets a 32% increase in renewable energy by 2030, and a 50% reduction in the volume of landfilled waste by 2025.
The choice to opt for the project presented by Veolia was made because it was entirely focused on the circular economy and energy recovery – both heat and electricity – and because it fully met our authority’s expectations,” said Danièle Boeglin, President of SDEDA.
Bernard Harambillet, CEO Waste Solutions for Veolia in France added: “The construction and the operation of this high performance waste to energy plant meets SDEDA’s commitment to finding the best possible local energy solutions.”
The company added that the project will create 20 jobs during the operation phase, from 2020.
It also said that with an architectural design fully integrated into the region, the waste to energy plant will serve as a tool for raising waste management awareness through site visits for the general public.
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