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Firm appointed to build Kwinana waste to energy facility

A 25-year contract has been signed to build, own and operate an Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) processing facility at Latitude 32, in Kwinana, Perth.

A 25-year contract has been signed to build, own and operate an Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) processing facility at Latitude 32, in Kwinana, Perth.

Blue Phoenix Western Australia signed the deal with Avertas Energy, an energy-from-waste facility located in Kwinana. The IBA process will allow minerals to be reused as a recycled aggregate instead of virgin materials for construction.

Metal can also be recovered from the process, which is separated and recycled.

Blue Phoenix Australia’s Managing Director Ian Lynass said the company is proud to have secured the opportunity to work with Avertas Energy on Australia’s first energy from waste projects.

“The program will see us build, own, and operate a new IBA processing facility in Kwinana, using a proven process that is already being used successfully across the globe,” Lynass said.

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“We process the ash, remove the metals and repatriate the residual aggregate into civil applications therefore diverting the IBA from landfill – a more sustainable outcome.”

Blue Phoenix Global Chief Executive Paul Knight said the company’s mission is to build a sustainable future.

“We do not see landfills as the final destination for residue ash, rather, we give waste a new life, providing technology that ensures the reduction of virgin material and provides a fully circular solution to the economy,” Knight said.

Construction will begin on the plant in early 2021. During construction, around 30 to 40 jobs will be supported. Following completion, Blue Phoenix will employ and train 10 full time staff.

“Our initial investment in Australia is an exciting stage of our global strategy to continue to provide sustainable and inventive solutions across the waste industry,” Knight said.

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