Dublin waste-to-energy plant set for March debut

Covanta Energy is set to unveil its 58 MW waste-to-energy plant in Dublin, Ireland in MarchDublin waste to energy plant.

Director of Operations Thomas Ericksen said “We’re walking down systems and beginning to get them started up in preparation for our first fire, which will be in March.”

Biomass Magazine reports that construction began in 2014 and is a public-private partnership between Covanta and Dublin City Council.

The facility was designed by EPC contractor Hitachi Zosen Inova and will process approximately 600,000 metric tonnes of waste annually, powering around 80,000 homes.

The plant been designed with technology and infrastructure to provide enough heat to meet the needs of over 50,000 homes when a district heating system is built in the future, Ericksen added.

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