30/05/2012 - 14:57

John Holland to work on $400m waste to energy plant

30/05/2012 - 14:57

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John Holland to work on $400m waste to energy plant

Plans for a $400m waste to energy plant at Kwinana have progressed to the next stage with John Holland agreeing to collaborate with project proponent Phoenix Energy.

John Holland will be tasked with engineering, procurement and construction of the proposed plant, which will treat municipal waste.

Phoenix Energy Australia managing director Peter Dyson said the Melbourne-based company had moved into the detailed engineering and formal approvals stage for the project and it was timely to announce a construction partner.

“Early integration of the technology providers, designers and construction team will enable a smoother delivery of the project,” Mr Dyson said.

John Holland is working on a similar plant in Hong Kong where 2000 metric-wet-tons of waste per day will be converted into energy once the project is completed next year.

“We are extremely pleased to have John Holland working on this project with us, as they have not only demonstrated similar experience both locally and internationally but also have a strong commitment to creating a ‘teaming’ environment among all stakeholders,” Mr Dyson said.

 John Holland’s chairman Janet Holmes a Court said treating waste as a resource was key to improving the environment and the Kwinana plant would provide Perth with a valuable service.

The plant is one of four proposals being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency, which is currently undertaking a review of similar plants worldwide to decide if they are appropriate for Western Australia.

The three other plants are being planned for Port Hedland, Rockingham and the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Red Hill waste management facility.

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