Biomass, District Energy, Europe

Paris to upgrade Ivry waste-to-energy plant

Inova France, the French subsidiary of the Swiss specialist for energy-from-waste technology Von Roll Inova, has been awarded a second major contract by SYCTOM, the waste management syndicate for Paris and operator of the Issy-les-Moulinaux incinerator recently fitted with Inova equipment.

With an annual capacity of 730,000 tonnes of household waste, the existing Ivry-sur-Seine plant is France’s largest facility of this kind. Its two trains each produce 100 tonnes of steam per hour, used for district heating and for generating electricity. The thermal and electric energy is distributed to some 100,000 homes. The purpose of the renovation project is to safeguard the plant’s functional integrity for the next ten years.

Von Roll Inova will upgrade the two trains of the existing Ivry plant with state-of-the-art technology. The contract involves the renovation of the combustion and steam generation systems. Work on train 1 is scheduled to start in May, with the start of renovation of train 2 in May 2011.

The modernization contract is part of an ambitious plan developed by SYCTOM to establish a new ecological and technological platform for its long-term operations in Greater Paris.