SITA UK receives consent to supply a second combined heat and power facility in the Netherlands>
Press release - 19 Jul 2012
SITA UK receives consent to supply a second combined heat and power facility in the Netherlands
SITA UK has been granted permission to supply a further 200,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel to a high efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) facility in the Netherlands. HVC Alkmaar is the second combined heat and power facility in the Netherlands to accept exported alternative fuel from SITA UK and its sister company, SITA NEWS. SITA UK has also been awarded a trans-frontier shipment (TFS) consent from the Environment Agency to transport the material, which is valid until 30 April 2013.
The waste, which would otherwise go to landfill in the UK, will help reduce fossil fuel consumption by fuelling the high-efficiency facility, ensuring it has a guaranteed feed stock for the next year. HVC Alkmaar is an R1 rated high-efficiency combined heat and power facility, which produces electricity and provides heat to local households and businesses via a district heating system.
This new consent for 200,000 tonnes is in addition to the consent for 600,000 tonnes announced in May 2012, which was for SITA UK’s contract to supply the AEB combined heat and power facility in Amsterdam.
Andy Hill, Head of Organics and Alternative Fuels at SITA UK said: “We are seeing lots of demand from customers, particularly in the south east of England, who are looking for immediate landfill diversion, so we are delighted to have secured this additional capacity in the Netherlands. Producing refuse derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) is proving to be a good way to help customers achieve their landfill diversion targets while there is still a lack of recovery facilities in the UK.”
Residual waste will be processed into refuse derived fuel at SITA UK’s sites in Mitcham, Barking and Epsom, where recyclables will be removed and the residual material shredded before being transported in bespoke shipping containers.
Andy Hill added: “Producing refuse derived fuel means we can put waste to good use and reduce carbon emissions, compared to landfilling the waste in the UK, so it is good for our customers and the environment.”