7 september 2017

The foundation stone for the new Veolia waste-to-energy unit in Mexico has just been laid

On 4 September in the presence of the numerous authorities concerned, the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, laid the foundation stone for the city’s future waste-to-energy unit plant. It is the first of its kind in Latin America and one of the largest in the world.

Mexico

Mexico City has entrusted Veolia with the construction and operation - for 30 years - of the first Latin American waste-to-energy unit in partnership with leading Mexican and international companies. 1.6 million tonnes of household waste per year, equivalent to one third of the city's waste, will be treated and recovered as green energy. The 965 GWh of electricity produced annually will supply Mexico City’s metro system.
 
The construction work will last until 2020. 3,000 jobs will be created during the plant’s construction and 100 specialist technical positions will be needed to operate it. Mexico City’s waste-to-energy plant will be Veolia's largest energy recovery unit and a global technological gold standard.

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 > In Mexico City, Veolia will build and manage one of the largest waste-to-energy units in the world and the first in Latin America (22 May 2017)
>  Producing green energy from the incineration of household waste
>  Veolia waste management