Veolia to build France waste-to-energy plant

WCN Editorial Team 5 Oct 2016 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Veolia Environnement has secured a €240M contract to build and operate a new waste-to-energy (WTE) plant for Syndicat Départemental d’Elimination Des Déchets De L’Aube (SDEDA) in France.

The facility — located in La Chapelle-Saint-Luc in the Aube department — will have an annual treatment capacity of 60,000t.

The plant will be able to generate 41GWh of electricity annually — enough to meet the needs of about 50,000 inhabitants — and 60GWh of heat energy annually.

The heat energy produced will be fed into the Grand Troyes district heating network and also used by a local industrial company.

Bernard Harambillet, Veolia’s CEO of waste solutions in France, said: “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. This type of contract reflects our growth and our aims in terms of the circular economy.”

The plant is expected to be finished in 43 months and create 20 jobs during the operation phase. Under the contract, Veolia will operate the facility for 25 years.

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