The Welsh Assembly Government has issued a public contract notice for four waste treatment contracts under its Food and Green Waste Treatment Programme.
The total value for the projects could be as high as £52 million, with each contract lasting 15-20 years with an option of extending it.
Each contract is for the design, build, financing and operation of long term anaerobic digestion technology treatment or other biological treatment processes.
The projects are as follows:
- The North East Procurement Hub, which is estimated to treat 20,000 tonnes each year at a cost of £6-9 million. This will affect Conwy, Carmarthenshire and Flintshire.
- The South West Wales Procurement Hub, which has an estimated tonnage of 70,000 tonnes each year at a cost of £15-25 million. The councils under this project include, Bridgend, Carmarthenshire, City and County of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and the Vale of Glamorgan.
- The Heads of the Valleys procurement Hub could treat 22,000 tonnes of food waste each year and 15,000 tonnes of green waste each year. The expense would be £6-9 million and will serve Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen.
- The Prosiect GwyriAD project will handle 10,000 tonnes of waste per year, which could cost £6-9 million
Each project will tender a contract for the treatment of food or green waste by AD or other similar treatment processes. A maximum or either six or eight bidders will be pre-qualified for each project. It is hoped the contracts will be awarded within the financial year 2012/2013.