Spanish infrastructure and energy conglomerate Acciona will construct and operate a waste-to-energy plant in Aberdeen, Scotland called the Ness Energy Project, with a capacity to treat 150,000 tonnes of waste per year.
It said it will be responsible for the design and turnkey construction, commissioning and the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant for a 20 year period, with a total budget of approximately €400m, including the price of the O&M contract.Â
On Acciona’s behalf, waste-management company Indaver will handle O&M for the duration of the contract.
With new laws banning waste going into landfill in Scotland from 2021, Ness will burn non-recyclable municipal solid waste, generating electricity for the National Grid and heating for households in the Torry district.
The plant will be regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), whose regulations are based on the strictest controls recently introduced by European directives, Acciona said.
Last year, Acciona was awarded a contract to construct a waste-to-energy plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, the first large-scale plant of this type in the country, with a capacity to treat around 400,000 tonnes of waste per year.
Image: Artist’s render of the planned Ness Energy Project in Aberdeen (Ness Energy Project)