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    Dublin Waste to Energy Project, Dublin Bay

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The Waste to Energy PROJECT

The Dublin Waste-to-Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council (acting on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities) and Covanta, a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions, to provide a thermal treatment plant to treat municipal waste that cannot be reused or recycled. Located in Poolbeg, in Dublin Port, the plant will generate energy from up to 600,000 tonnes of waste per year that would otherwise go to landfill and will generate enough electricity for up to 80,000 homes annually, as well as district heating for up to a further 50,000 homes. The US company Covanta is the world’s largest operator of waste-to-energy facilities.
The plant has been designed to provide highly efficient incineration and is classified as energy recovery in line with EU policy on waste. It is part of the Dublin Regional Waste Management Plan which offers the best environmental solution to reduce waste, maximise recycling, minimise landfill, and generate energy from residual waste.
The project received planning approval from An Bord Pleanála in November 2007; it was granted a waste license by the Environmental Protection Agency in December 2008, and received authorisations from the Commission for Energy Regulation in September 2009.

Latest News

The Project Agreement between Dublin City Council and Covanta regarding the Poolbeg Waste to Energy Plant was signed on Friday 19th September 2014.

A detailed timetable for construction is currently in the process of being prepared and will issue shortly.

Covanta Press Release

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