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Hitachi Zosen Inova bags new Walsall waste-to-energy centre

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Waste management provider Encyclis has appointed Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) as its principal contractor to design, build and commission a new waste-to-energy (WtE) centre in Walsall.

The project, which will generate electricity for homes and businesses, is the 19th WtE scheme HZI has been awarded in the UK.

The Walsall facility will utilise HZI’s enhanced combustion technology to generate electrical energy from non-recyclable waste that would otherwise be destined for UK landfill or overseas export.

Once the plant is operational, the facility will be capable of efficiently treating around 436,000 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste per year, generating 49 MW of low-carbon electricity.

Executive VP of Business Development at HZI Fabio Dinale, said: “The Walsall project demonstrates the trust our clients have in our experienced staff and proven technology capabilities.

“Over the last 10 years, Encyclis has appointed HZI to build four facilities across the UK and Ireland.

Encyclis Chief Executive Owen Michaelson, said: “We are pleased to be working once again with HZI on the design and construction of this important addition to our growing fleet of energy recovery facilities in the UK and Ireland.

“The commencement of this project demonstrates our long-term vision to build and operate sustainable waste treatment infrastructure that processes non-recyclable residual waste while recovering electricity, heat and other resources for wider society.”

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