Local governments’ control over relatively large and reliable quantities of waste make them potentially important players in underpinning the commercial viability, and bankability, of new waste to energy facilities. This is illustrated by the waste supply agreement that has now been established between the Rivers Regional Council (RRC) and the Kwinana WTE Project Co Pty Ltd.
Talis was instrumental in undertaking the procurement process that led to the Rivers Regional Council (RRC) entering into a waste supply agreement with the Kwinana WTE Project Co Pty Ltd on behalf of seven local government authorities. These local governments will deliver an initial quantity of approximately 200,000 tonnes per annum over a period of 20 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 WTE Project will develop a 400,000 tonnes per annum waste to energy facility, using combustion technology.