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EfW plant arrives in Dublin

Dublin will be given a 600,000 tonne-per-year Energy from Waste facility due to Covanta Energy signing a contract for its development. The facility will be built in Poolbeg, Dublin and it will mark Covantas most significant entry to date into the European waste and renewable energy markets. It is being developed and will be owned by Dublin Waste to Energy. Covantas UK managing director Malcolm Chilton said: The Dublin project is an important step in consolidating Covantas presence in Europe, following the opening of the UK branch in 2006. I look forward to working closely with Dublin City Council to ensure that this Public Private Partnership is a success for the people of Dublin. Under the Dublin project agreements, several conditions must be satisfied before construction can begin, including the award of all required licences and planning permissions. The permitting process is already underway and we anticipate that all required permits and approvals will be received to support a construction start in 2008, Chilton added. It is estimated that the project will take 36 months to complete. Covanta will operate and maintain the project for Dublin Waste to Energy, which has a 25-year tip fee type contract with Dublin City Council to provide a disposal service for approximately 320,000 tonnes of waste annually. The development is expected to sell electricity into the local grid under short-term arrangements. Covanta and DONG Energy Generation A/S have committed to provide financing for all phases of the project. Image: Covanta Lee Inc. Fort Myers, Florida, EfW facility

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