Fairfield, N.J.-based Covanta Holding Corp. has begun construction of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Dublin, Ireland. Construction is expected to take about three years to complete.
The facility is a private-public partnership between the city of Dublin and Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd., of which Covanta is the majority owner. Covanta will operate and maintain the facility for Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd.
“After several years of diligent planning and preparation by many people within Covanta and Dublin City Council, we're thrilled to put shovels in the ground and put people to work on this vital public private partnership,” said Anthony Orlando, Covanta's president and CEO, in a press release. “The new energy-from-waste facility will handle post-recycled waste to complement Dublin's recycling efforts and provide a key component of an environmentally and economically sustainable waste management program. Furthermore, the facility will serve as a new source of clean, renewable energy. This significant investment in Ireland by Covanta will deliver long-term value for both the residents of Dublin and our shareholders.”