Project Update – Cork and Belfast

In support of waste management plans in both the North and the South, Indaver has two projects in the planning process. The need for further recovery capacity, as well as a waste management approach that is in line with the principles of self-sufficiency and proximity, is identified in regional waste management plans.

Ringaskiddy Resource Recovery Centre – Cork

Ireland’s statutory planning body, An Bord Pleanála granted permission to Indaver to build a €160 million, 240,000-tonnes-a-year waste-to-energy facility at Ringaskiddy on 31 May 2018. 

The facility will be a sister site to Indaver’s facility in Meath. Indaver proposes to develop a 240,000 tonnes per annum waste-to-energy facility for the treatment of household, commercial, industrial, non hazardous and suitable hazardous waste. It will generate approximately 18.5MW of electricity for export to the national electrical grid. This will be enough to supply the power needs of approximately 30,000 households. That’s enough electricity to power the equivalent of the combined households of Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton, Mallow, Youghal, Bandon, Fermoy, and Passage West. 

The Board granted 10-year planning permission with  a 30-year operational life. It concluded that the proposal adhered to European policy requirements for waste management, as well as national and regional waste and spatial planning policies.  

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Waste Treatment Facility - Belfast

Arc21 is the waste management group representing six Councils to the east of Northern Ireland. Indaver is the company behind the Becon Consortium, which was formed to pursue the opportunity created by arc21’s public procurement for its residual waste treatment project. In response to requirements identified by arc21, the Becon Consortium has developed plans to co-locate a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) building and an energy from waste (EfW) plant, a visitor centre, and a bottom ash treatment facility at the Hightown Quarry site on the Boghill Road, Mallusk. The project involves a £240m initial capital investment.

The treatment process will extract valuable materials such as metals, plastics and other recyclable products. The organic rich material remaining after recyclate extraction will be treated in bio-drying tunnels to improve its calorific value as a refuse derived fuel (RDF). The facility will divert up to 250,000 tonnes of waste from landfill per year and contribute to recycling targets. It will also generate and supply the national grid with 14MW of renewable electricity.

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