A design-build-operate contract for the Ivry-Paris-XIII waste recovery centre (pictured), in the French capital, has been agreed between SYCTOM, the metropolitan household waste agency responsible for managing waste in 84 municipalities in the Greater Paris area and the IP13 Group. IP13 comprises SUEZ Environnement and its subsidiary SITA, the VINCI group through three entities VINCI Environnement, Chantiers Modernes BTP and VINCI Energies, along with Eiffage TP, Inova, Satelec, the Hitachi Zosen Inova group, BG Ingénieurs Conseils and Architectes Ingénieurs Associés (AIA).

The facility will house a 350,000 tonne per year thermal waste to energy plant, as well as a 310,000 tonne per year biological treatment plant to produce biogas. Swiss waste to energy technology manufacturer, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), will supply the boiler and combustion system for the thermal facility. Two lines of the thermal facility will produce some 116 GWhe annually that will supply around 23,000 households. A further 100,000 households will supplied heat from the 890 GWh of district heating per year. The mechanical biological part of the plant will process 310,000 tonnes of organic waste a year, using VINCI Kompogas technology to produce 16.7 million m3 of biogas, around half of which will be fed into the national gas grid.

The total value of the contract amounts to €1.8 billion ($2.8 billion) over 23 years, half of which is for investments. In September 2015 the IP13 Grouping will deliver a first package of services to ensure continuity of service and initiate all design work prior to construction with a value of €273 million.