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Press Release: EAST ROCKINGHAM RRF

8 January 2019

PRESS RELEASE Perth, 8 January 2019

EAST ROCKINGHAM RRF: SUEZ JOINS CONSORTIUM DEVELOPING ENERGY FROM WASTE FACILITY

The consortium developing the East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility has awarded SUEZ, global expert in the water and waste resource management sectors, the role of waste management partner for the project for a minimum term of 20 years. SUEZ’s entry into the project represents the single largest commitment by a waste management company to the development of the energy from waste sector in Australia.

The consortium of Hitachi Zosen INOVA (HZI), Tribe Infrastructure Group and New Energy Corporation was established in 2016 and has since won a series of competitive tenders for long-term contracts with local and regional government authorities in the Perth metropolitan area.

The project encompasses the design, construction, financing and operation of a greenfield Energy from-Waste (EfW) facility in the Rockingham Industry Zone 40km south of the Perth Central Business District. The new facility will treat approximately 300,000 tonnes per year of residual waste from municipal, commercial and industrial sources and up to 30,000 tonnes per year of biosolids. The EfW facility will generate 29MW of reliable renewable energy, enough to power over 40,000 homes.

The start of construction activities is planned to take place in 2019. SUEZ’s role in the consortium touches every aspect of the project, combining SUEZ’s international EfW experience with its market-leading network of assets and infrastructure in Western Australia:

  • Waste Supply – SUEZ will supply at least 65,000 tonnes per year of Commercial & Industrial waste from its existing operations for a 10-year period.
  • Operations & Maintenance – SUEZ will lead the delivery of a 20-year operations & maintenance service to the project in partnership with HZI and New Energy.
  • Disposal Services – SUEZ will provide best-practice collection & disposal services for fly ash residue and non-processible waste at its resource recovery facilities in Bibra Lake and North Bannister.
  • Power Offtake – SUEZ will purchase reliable renewable electricity generated by the project for its operational requirements across its business in the Perth area.

SUEZ and HZI have an extensive track record of joint developments in Energy-from-Waste projects worldwide, including the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre in South Gloucestershire, STV 3, 4 and 5 near Billingham in Stockton-on-Tees, England, and in Poznan, Poland, altogether processing approximately 950,000 tonnes of waste every year.

Mark Venhoek, SUEZ Australia & New Zealand CEO said, “The project is SUEZ’s first energy-from waste development in Australia and we are very pleased to become a partner in this landmark transaction. This will significantly accelerate the improvement of waste treatment practices in the Perth region as well as reduce the city’s environmental footprint. 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.”

About SUEZ

With 90,000 employees around the world, SUEZ is a global leader in smart, sustainable resource management. The Group provides solutions for managing water and waste that help cities and industries optimise the management of their resources and improve their environmental and economic performance while complying with current regulations. SUEZ is wholly committed to the resource revolution to counter the challenges of quality and availability. Building on the potential of digital technology and innovative solutions, the Group is able to recover 17 million tonnes of waste a year and to produce 3.9 million tonnes of secondary raw materials, as well as 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also preserves water resources by providing 58 million people with sanitation services and reusing 882 million cubic metres of waste water. SUEZ generated total revenues of EUR15.9 billion in 2017.

www.suez.com
SUEZ Media Contact: Laura Turnley
+61 417 107 283
laura.turnley@suez.com

About Hitachi Zosen INOVA

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. Formed from the former Von Roll Inova, HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technology, are thoroughly tested, can be flexibly adapted to user requirements, and cover the entire plant life cycle. The company’s customers range from experienced waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets worldwide. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment solutions have been part of over 600 reference projects delivered since 1933. To find out more about HZI, please visit www.hz-Inova.com

HZI Media Contact:

Dr. Marc Stammbach
+61 412 832 035
marc.stammbach@hz-inova.com

About Tribe Infrastructure

Tribe Infrastructure Group is an independent infrastructure project finance firm based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tribe provides infrastructure and utilities investment services to grantors, developers, investors and lenders, acting as advisor and codevelopment partner to meet the needs of the project. Tribe actively mobilises private capital to realise unique opportunities, harnessing its natural competencies in structuring and execution of projects to take early-stage investments through to successful financial close, construction and operation. Tribe focuses on energy from waste, district cooling and sustainable agriculture in the Middle East, South-East Asia and Australia. www.tribeig.com.

Tribe Media Contact:

Edward Nicholas
+61 437 820 374
enicholas@tribeig.com

About New Energy Corporation

New Energy Corporation is a leader in the emerging Waste to Energy market globally. Our vision is a world with zero landfill where waste fuels a sustainable future. New Energy is committed to sustainable business practices for both the environment and the communities in which we operate.

www.newenergycorp.com.au.

New Energy Media Contact: 
Jason Pugh
+61 448 777 733
jason.pugh@newenergycorp.com.au

 

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