Local governments are important to the commercial viability of new waste-to-energy facilities. This is primarily due to their control over relatively large and reliable quantities of waste, illustrated by the waste supply agreement now established between the Rivers Regional Council (RRC) and the Kwinana Waste-to-Energy Project Co Pty Ltd.
Talis Consultants was contracted by the Rivers Regional Council (RRC) to administer a waste management procurement process on behalf of the RRC’s seven Western Australian local governments and was instrumental in the successful outcome, culminating in a waste supply agreement between the Kwinana Waste-to-Energy Project Co Pty Ltd and the RRC.
These local governments are to deliver an initial quantity of approximately 200,000 tonnes per annum over a period of twenty years. The agreement comprised a number of different documents between the participating local governments, the RRC, the contractor and its financiers.
Under the agreement, Kwinana Waste-to-Energy Project is to develop a waste-to-energy facility capable of processing 400,000 tonnes per annum using combustion technology.