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Shortlist of bidders announced on north London's fuel use procurement

Apr 08, 2011
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has today announced a shortlist of three bidders that have been chosen to develop detailed fuel use solutions under the NLWA procurement.

 This follows an evaluation of outline solutions that were received in January from five bidders.

The three shortlisted bidders are:

  • Covanta Energy Ltd
  • E.ON Energy from Waste AG/ Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.
  • Veolia ES Aurora Ltd

The NLWA's procurement is for modern sustainable waste facilities and is divided between a contract for waste services, including the production of a solid recovered fuel (SRF) and a separate contract(s) for energy generation from the use of that fuel. An announcement on the shortlist for the waste services procurement was made yesterday.

Speaking today, the Chair of the NLWA, Councillor Clyde Loakes said:

"Today's announcement, reflecting an unanimous decision by NLWA Members, is the second important step forward in our aim of securing a 21st century waste services solution for North London.

"The generation of renewable power from waste that cannot be re-used, recycled or composted, ideally involving Combined Heat and Power (CHP), is a vital part of the high quality environmental solution we are seeking. Accessing the subsidies that are available for green power generation is also vital to minimising the cost of waste disposal to local council taxpayers.

"The Authority has taken an innovative approach to seeking a smart energy solution involving the creation of a refined fuel, allowing the energy opportunity to be moved to where industry has an energy demand, and providing a sustainable transport solution. We are delighted that bidders have grasped this opportunity and brought forward outline solutions that exceed our expectations on cost and on reducing our carbon footprint.

"We look forward to working with the bidders in developing detailed solutions and selecting the best one next year".


Notes for Editors

The NLWA is the statutory waste disposal authority for the London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.

The Authority manages the disposal of approximately 900,000 tonnes of municipal waste per annum - approximately 3% of the national total. This is expected to grow to more than one million tonnes in the future partially as a result of housing growth.

The eight North London authorities (NLWA and seven Boroughs) have agreed a joint municipal waste management strategy, which includes an ambition for 50% of North London's waste to be recycled and a significant reduction of waste that goes to landfill.

The NLWA is currently undertaking a competitive procurement for future waste disposal services and investment in new infrastructure to avoid the effects of the increasing landfill tax, and to meet national, regional and local demands for a more sustainable waste solution including more recycling and recovery.