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AE&E Group lands EUR 400 million contract

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14. October 2009

The Austrian Energy & Environment Group (AE&E), the plant construction division of the A-TEC Industries AG has been commissioned by Riverside Resource Recovery Ltd to build the UK’s largest energy-from-waste plant.  

When the plant becomes operational in 2011, the facility will process 585,000 Mg of municipal and commercial waste per year in average and generate 72 MW of electrical energy.

Riverside Resource Recovery Ltd (RRRL) – a subsidiary of Cory Environmental which is one of the UK’s largest recycling, waste management, and energy recovery enterprises – selected AE&E’s Swiss subsidiary Von Roll Inova as the general contractor in charge of building an energy-from-waste plant at a site in Bexley in south east London. The Costain Group was entrusted with the civil engineering work.

Von Roll Inova is responsible for building the complete plant, including engineering and execution of all technical systems from combustion and steam generation to flue gas treatment and energy recovery. Apart from building and commissioning the plant, Von Roll Inova’s scope of delivery also includes technical management of the operation for the first four years. The construction work and the installation of building technology components will be handled by Costain under a subcontracting agreement with Von Roll Inova.

The highly efficient plant concept is based on Von Roll Inova’s proven combustion technology. Each of the facility’s three trains can process 31.8 Mg of waste per hour. A 72 MW turbine will generate enough electricity to serve roughly 66,000 households. It is powered by steam at 425°C and a pressure of 70 bar. Additional heat recovery is used to boost the plant’s overall energy efficiency. The majority of the waste will be delivered to the
plant in an environmentally friendly manner: in closed containers on barges via the River Thames.

About AE&E

Austrian Energy & Environment AG is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and is one of the leading international suppliers of systems for thermal power generation and environmental technologies. The group’s product portfolio includes boilers and boiler plants, flue gas cleaning systems, energy from waste plants, combined cycle plants, boiler pressure parts, coal gasification components, valves and services ranging from engineering and modernisation to modification and plant operation. The group employs some 4,700 people around the world and is owned by A-TEC Industries AG.