Veolia Australia and New Zealand (Veolia) will operate and maintain Australia’s first Energy from Waste (EfW) facility - The Kwinana Project, located in Kwinana, Western Australia.

18 october 2018

Yesterday, financial close was reached between client Project Co, Veolia and our consortium partner Acciona for the design, build and operation of the EfW facility.

Project Co, made up of Phoenix Energy, Macquarie Capital and DIF Infrastructure selected Acciona to design and build (D&B) The Kwinana Project, and Veolia as the preferred bidder for the operations and maintenance (O&M). The facility will process 400,000 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste, generating ~40MW of clean energy.

The Kwinana Project is the first of its kind to reach financial close and will provide an exciting new sustainability solution for not only the effective management of waste materials, but more so, it will bolster local energy supply to drive energy security and affordability.

Danny Conlon MD and CEO of Veolia Australia and New Zealand commented “This project is an exciting development for Veolia in Australia. Adding to Veolia’s existing infrastructure in NSW and QLD, where we generate enough electricity to power 35,000 homes per year from waste, the Kwinana Project is another example where we will extract value from waste materials, delivering a clean energy source. At a time when Australian businesses and households are seeing energy shortages and rising costs, Veolia is proud to be working with innovative partners to help deliver new, environmentally sustainable energy from waste”.

Operations and maintenance of the facility will commence in 2021. It is estimated that over 800 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with a further 34 permanent operational positions once the plant is commissioned.

Whilst the first O&M contract of its kind for Veolia’s Australian operations, globally, Veolia operates some 61 thermal EfW plants across the world, using proven technology solutions, with limited environmental impact.

The Kwinana Project will comply with the European Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED) and emissions to air are monitored by a Continuous Emissions Measurement System (CEMS) compliant with WA CEMS regulations.

Veolia will perform operations and maintenance services for Kwinana Project for an initial 25 year term, with an estimated contract value of A$450M.

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About Veolia Australia and New Zealand:
Veolia Australia and New Zealand (Veolia) is the region’s only environmental solutions organisation with specific capabilities across water and wastewater treatment, energy management, waste and resource recovery services, and industrial cleaning and facilities maintenance services. Veolia employs 4000 employees and operates across more than 240 locations within the region.
www.veolia.com/anz
 

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017 (USD 30.1 billion). www.veolia.com

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