SUEZ joins consortium to develop energy from waste facility

Consortium developing East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility appoints SUEZ as waste management partner.

The consortium developing the East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility has appointed waste resource management giant SUEZ 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, 40 kilometres 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 36,000 homes. The start of construction activities is planned to take place in 2019.

SUEZ is set to supply at least 65,000 tonnes per year of commercial and industrial waste and lead the delivery of a 20-year operations and maintenance service to the project in partnership with HZI and New Energy.

The waste management group will also provide collection and disposal services for fly ash residue and non-processible waste at its resource recovery facilities in Bibra Lake and North Bannister, and purchase reliable renewable electricity generated by the project for its operational requirements across its business in the Perth area.

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