Sunday 11th Apr, 2021

SUEZ to supply 65,000 tonnes of waste for energy facility

Waste management company Suez has entered into a consortium to supply 65,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste to a major waste to energy facility in WA.

The East Rockingham Resource Recovery facility will be located around 40 kilometres south of Perth’s CBD and will treat around 300,000 tonnes of residual waste from municipal, residential and industrial sources per year.

It is expected the facility will generate 29 megawatts of renewable energy, which is enough to power 36,000 homes.

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), Tribe Infrastructure Group and New Energy Corporation established a consortium in 2016, winning a series of tenders for long term contracts with local and regional government authorities in the Perth metropolitan area.

Suez will lead the delivery of a 20-year operation and maintenance service and will purchase energy generated by the project for its operational requirements across its business in the Perth area.

Construction activities for the facility are planned to begin in 2019.

WA currently has four approved waste to energy facilities, however none are in operation.

Suez Chief Executive Officer, Mark Venhoek, said the project is the company’s first waste to energy development in Australia, and is pleased to become a partner.

“This will significantly accelerate the improvement of waste treatment practices in the Perth region as well as reduce the city’s environmental footprint,” he said.

“We are also delighted to expand our partnership with HZI with this new project and to develop new relationships with Tribe Infrastructure and New Energy.”