Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, today announced the execution of a long-term waste supply contract for the Dublin Waste-to-Energy Facility with Panda, one of the leading waste and recycling collection companies in Ireland. To date, 60 percent of the facility's waste processing capacity has been secured under long-term contract.
The Dublin Waste-to-Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Covanta and Dublin City Council (acting on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities) that will provide the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable and environmentally superior waste management solution, enabling it to divert post-recycled waste from landfills and become locally self-sufficient in managing waste, consistent with regional, national and EU waste policies.
When complete, the Dublin facility will process approximately 600,000 metric tonnes of waste annually and will generate clean energy to supply 80,000 homes, reducing Ireland's reliance on imported fossil fuel. The facility has also been designed with technology and infrastructure to provide enough heat to meet the equivalent needs of over 50,000 homes if a district heating system is implemented in the future.
Under the project agreement with the Dublin regional authorities, Covanta is responsible for sourcing waste supply for the facility, which will consist of residential, commercial and industrial waste streams from Dublin and surrounding areas.