City of Surrey

In February 2015, Shanks reached financial close on the Surrey Organics Biofuels Processing Facility project in Canada. The facility is currently in construction.

Located in Surrey’s Port Kells industrial area, the facility will receive and process 115,000 tonnes of organic waste annually. It will convert the City’s kitchen and yard waste, along with commercial waste from across the Region, into renewable natural gas. The natural gas will be used to power the City’s natural gas waste collection trucks, natural gas service fleet and new district energy system. The facility will also produce a compost product that will be suitable for landscaping and agricultural applications.

Shanks will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the facility for 25 years after the construction period, which will start this spring. Once completed in early 2017, Surrey will have the first closed-loop fully-integrated organics waste management system in North America. The facility will be the largest of its kind in Canada with the capacity to process 100% of the City’s organic waste over the 25 year contract term, along with commercial organic waste, helping Metro Vancouver to achieve its regional 70% waste diversion target.

The world-class facility will leverage Shanks’ extensive international experience of organic processing, which includes market leadership in the highly advanced Dutch organics market and proven capability to deliver value to municipal customers both in Europe and in Canada. It will also use advanced technology developed from Shanks’ current operations in Ontario.