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Renewi secures 20-year off-take contract

Leading waste-to-product company, Renewi has secured a 20-year contract to supply refuse derived fuel (RDF) to the new Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) facility which is under construction in the UK.

 Renewi will supply 50,000 tonnes a year of RDF to the FM2 facility, which is being constructed by SSE in conjunction with the main EPC contractor Hitachi Zosen Inova. The FM2 facility is due to start commissioning towards the end of 2018 and is scheduled for full operation by Summer 2019, when the contract with Renewi begins. The RDF will primarily be supplied from Renewi’s Wakefield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) and Derby facilities. The close proximity of these sites to FM2 will also provide a CO2 avoidance benefit.

 The RDF will be processed at FM2 to generate green energy, making a positive, low carbon contribution to the UK’s electricity supply and helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. In total, FM2 will produce around 70 MW of electricity, enough to power around 170,000 homes. The facility is located next to the flagship Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1) facility.

 James Priestley, Managing Director of Renewi’s Municipal Division said:

 “One of our key recovery initiatives in the Municipal Division is to secure stable long-term outlets for refuse derived fuel (RDF) so we are delighted to have signed this important contract. It provides a long-term off-take outlet for a number of our PFI contracts, which were previously exposed to market volatility. We look forward to the completion of FM2 and to supplying our high-quality fuel to generate green energy.”

 Renewihas also recently secured a one year contract to supply the AEB energy-from-waste facility in Amsterdam with 32,000 tonnes of RDF. The facility supplies electricity and heat to both commercial and residential properties in Amsterdam.

About Renewi

 Renewi, created in 2017 by the merger of Shanks Group plc and Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., is a leading waste-to-product business ideally positioned to be part of the solution to some of the main environmental problems facing society today: reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and preventing the unnecessary use of finite natural resources. With over 8,000 employees across nine countries in Europe and North America, we have deep expertise and an extensive breadth of waste management products and services.

 For us, waste is a state of mind, an opportunity. When we take away someone’s waste we then give it new life. We transform a wide range of used materials into useful products and raw materials for our customers, like recycled paper, metal, plastic and glass, woodchips, compost, energy, fuel, and other products.

 In the process we protect the world from contamination, preserve finite natural resources, and enable customers to meet their sustainability goals. With our deep international expertise we also provide them with an extensive product range, combined with local service and attention.

 Above all, our team is committed and passionate about our mission: waste no more.