Renewi has extended its partnership with Dutch energy-from-waste firm AEB by signing an 10-year offtake contract to supply refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to AEB’s Amsterdam facility.
One million tonnes of RDF will be supplied during the course of the contract, produced mainly by Renewi’s east London operations. The heat from the facility (pictured) is being used for district heating in Amsterdam.
The contract, which expands on Renewi’s current one-year agreement with AEB, provides an offtake outlet for the remaining RDF produced from Renewi’s mechanical biological treatment contract with the East London Waste Authority (ELWA). It will run to the end of 2027, with an option to extend.
It also includes the flexibility for Renewi to provide some of the RDF from its other UK or Dutch facilities.
Renewi was formed by the merger of Shanks and Van Gansewinkel Groep.
James Priestley, managing director of Renewi’s municipal division, said: “This co-operation with AEB results from the breadth of Renewi’s international footprint as a newly integrated business.
”We are making good progress with our recovery plan in the municipal division. Securing this contract, in addition to the recent 20-year RDF contract at Ferrybridge, is another important step forward.
“The new AEB contract provides Renewi with another long-term fuel outlet for our largest PFI contract, which had previously been exposed to market volatility.”
Sharon Lea, ELWA managing director, said: “We welcome this initiative which supports the authority’s ambition to further increase the diversion of waste away from landfill, which already stands at more than 90%.”