AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Spain Biomass Pellet Plant

Construction of a wood pellet factory.

After a geotechnical study of the soil delayed the start of civil works, production of a new wood pellet factory is expected to begin in the first quarter of this year in Los Bermejales.

The facility, which is being built by Biowood, will produce more than 75,000 tonnes of certified pellets per year and the project is reportedly receiving an investment of €8 million.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UK WtE Facility

Development of a WtE facility.

In the latest update on Yorkshire’s new £135 million WtE facility, January’s judicial review of BMDC’s decision to grant planning permission has resulted in the dismissal of the legal challenge.

Endless Energy, of The Halton Group, had originally submitted plans to build a three plant WtE facility on the Yorkshire site; however these were disapproved by Bradford City Council in April 2014.

The new plans, which were submitted in August 2015, has seen the facility reduce in size to two plants, as well as an increase in the height of buildings and an increase in the ‘massing’ of buildings.

The next step will be for Endless Energy to apply for an environmental permit for the facility.

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AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – US Material Recovery Facility

Development of a material recovery facility.

NWI Times are reporting that Matt Reardon, of MCR Partners, has stated that Maya Energy will be investing approximately US$50 million into a new solid waste processing and recycling facility in Gary, IN.

The proposed new facility – which Maya Energy will build and operate, will cover approximately 1600 square feet and have the capacity to recycle up to 1600 tons of municipal waste a day; including materials such as paper, plastic, wood, glass, metals and demolition waste.

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Weekly Projects Update – 45 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$2,739m

In the week ending 9th February 2018, AcuComm added or updated 45 projects to the database. These have a combined estimated value of US$2,739 million. There were 20 new projects and 25 updates.

The number of active projects in the AcuComm database is now up to 4,713. These have an estimated value of US$340.6 million or US$72 million on average.

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  • The United Kingdom was the leading country in the past week in terms of project value, accounting for US$563 million. This was equal to 20.6% of the total.
  • The leading company was Clyde Bergemann Materials Handling, an equipment supplier based in the United Kingdom.

Weekly Projects Update – w/e 9th February 2018 from AcuComm

Take a look at the latest projects by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Ukraine Biofuel District Heating Network

Installation of biofuel boilers for a district heating system.

In the latest update on Lutskteplo’s district heating network upgrade, EBRD announced last month that it was inviting tenders for the installation of 3.4 km of pre-insulated pipes for ‘Network 2′, with a closing date of 20th March.

EBRD, also revealed that tendering for the following would be expected to start in the first quarter of 2018:

  • Individual heat substations;
  • Modernisation of boiler houses and CHS;
  • Rehabilitation and replacement of district heating networks ( Installation of pre-insulated pipes);
  • Monitoring and dispatching system (SCADA).

As well as this, Progress 92 is nearing completion of its contract for the decommissioning of the basement boilers and Enertex is expected to complete the biofuel installation by June.

For more details of this project, click here.

Global Waste Investment Fact File: Serbia

The next country in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is Serbia. As of August 2017, AcuComm was listing ten projects in the country. These have a total value of US$488 million or US$49 million each.

Key points from this Fact File:

  • Integreated/mixed facilities is the leading project type, accounting for US$404 million or 83% of the total. This is followed by recycling, accounting for US$36 million or 7% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity of these projects is 2.1 million tonnes. This is equal to 211,944 tonnes per project on average.
  • This capacity is equal to 126% of Mexico’s estimated annual waste generation at 1.7 million tonnes.
  • Waste investments totalling US$441 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2019 at US$393 million.
Click here to download this Fact File.

Alternatively, you can explore Serbia’s completed and ongoing projects in the AcuComm’s database by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Canada Residuals Treatment Facility

Construction of a residuals treatment facility as part of WWTP project.

It was announced this week (6th February 2018) that Hartland Resource Management Group have been awarded the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the RTF facility, as part of the ongoing WWTP project, in Saanich, Canada.

The contract will see HRMG partner with the CRD for a 20-year operations and maintenance term; which will involve responsibility for producing  thermally dried biosolid products in the form of granules. The new facility will have the capacity to treat over 14,000 dry tonnes of residuals per year over the 20-year term of the contract.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018, with the project set for completion in winter 2020.

For more details of this project, click here.

#Editors’Pick – WtE and MBT plants


AcuComm’s Senior Editor and Research Consultant, Ros Smallman, gives us a rundown of some of the top projects covered in the past week.

UAE: Construction of a waste-to-energy plant

Dubai Municipality has selected the joint-venture partnership between Hitachi Zosen Inova (HIS) and BESIX Group to deliver the EPC of the waste-to-energy (WtE) facility that is being developed in Dubai. Construction is expected to begin during mid-2018, with the plant reaching final capacity in 2021.

The facility will treat 5,000 tonnes of non-recyclable MSW from Dubai each day, making it one of the largest resource recovery centres in the world.

You can find out more about this project by clicking here.

Turkey: Development of a waste management system including an MBT plant

The EBRD has approved a senior loan of up to TRY 35 million to finance the development of a full-scale integrated solid waste management system in Canakkale. The project will include the construction of an MBT plant, procurement of a vehicle fleet and rehabilitation of the existing leachate treatment plant.

To keep up-to-date with the latest from this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Bosnia & Herzegovina Recycling Facility

Development of e-waste facility at a regional waste management centre

Sarajevo’s Smiljevići landfill is being developed into a regional waste management centre, which will house a recycling facility for electrical and electronic waste.

The first phase of construction was completed last year after the waste sorting hall with presses and conveyor belts were built.

A wastewater treatment system is also expected to be operational in 2018 at the landfill.

For more details of this project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Ukraine Biofuel District Heating Network

Installation of biofuel boilers for a district heating system

Progress is being made on the refurbishment of Lutskteplo’s district heating network following the near completion of the decommissioning of the basement boilers. The company has invited tenders for the installation of pre-insulated pipes for ‘Network 2’ and is also expecting a biofuel boiler to be installed by summer 2018.

When complete, the project will improve the energy efficiency and the quality of heat and hot water supplied to the city of Lutsk.

You can catch up on the latest from this project by clicking here.