By the end of 2022 a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant is to be built around 40 kilometres south of Perth in the state of Western Australia. The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) project was developed by a consortium consisting of Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) plus Australian project developer New Energy Corporation and Abu Dhabi developer Tribe Infrastructure. The contract to design, build and commission the plant was awarded by the project shareholders to an EPC consortium formed by Acciona Industrial and HZI.
HZI will be delivering everything from the waste crane to the stack in the form of its proprietary combustion technology, including the reciprocating grate and a highly efficient multistage flue gas treatment. Consortium partner Acciona will be in charge of civil construction, the water & steam cycle plant, the installation and erection of HZI’s equipment and the balance of the plant.
The EfW plant will process 300,000 tonnes of municipal and industrial waste a year from the domestic and industrial zones in the surrounding area under the jurisdiction of East Mindarie Regional Council (EMRC) and Cockburn Council. This will be used to generate 28.9 MWe of energy which will be fed into the grid, contributing directly to the supply of energy to the agglomeration around Perth.
The plant will be operated for at least 20 years by a joint venture between SUEZ and HZI, providing permanent operation and maintenance jobs for a further 40 people.
Construction is scheduled to begin at the beginning of January 2020, so that the plant can go into full operation by the end of 2022.