Veolia Environnement has been awarded with an approximately $269 million 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. For SDEDA, the Aube Regional Waste Disposal Authority, Veolia will create a WTE plant that will produce sustainable and local energy for the region’s inhabitants.
“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,” said Bernard Harambillet, CEO of waste solutions for Veolia, in a press release.
The WTE plant will have an annual treatment capacity of 60,000 metric tons, and it will use an ultra-efficient treatment process to maximize the energy potential from waste to generate 41 GWh of electricity per year and 60 GWh of heat energy per year, which will be used by a group of municipalities and a local industrial company.
“The choice to opt for the project presented by Veolia was made because it was entirely focused on the circular economy and energy recovery – both heat and electricity – and because it fully met our authority’s expectations,” said Danièle Boeglin, president of SDEDA, in a press release.