Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 10, 2012

1 Min Read
North Carolina County Negotiating With Covanta to Renovate Waste-to-Energy Facility

New Hanover County, N.C., is negotiating with Covanta Energy Corp. to renovate its waste-to-energy facility.

The county commissioners picked the Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta to negotiate with to refurbish and operate the facility. The environmental consulting firm Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc., based in Fairfax, Va., is continuing to assist on the negotiation process, GBB said in a news release.

The project to renovate the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) is estimated to cost about $27 million, and it will take about 15 months to complete. As a result of the renovation and long-term cost increases, tipping fees at the county landfill that feeds the facility are expected to climb to between $85 and $90 a ton, from the current $59 a ton.

The SEF utilizes a mass-burn technology that generates steam for electrical production. The facility has a gross capacity for 10.5 megawatts of power.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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