Indaver signs Hitachi Zosen Inova as its EPC contractor for the construction of the Rivenhall IWMF and Energy Centre

Indaver has appointed global green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) as its EPC contractor for the Rivenhall Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) and Energy Centre project in Essex, United Kingdom. The EPC contract has been signed and Notice to Proceed is effective on May 9 2022.

HZI has already been preparing the contract with Indaver for the Rivenhall project for over 12 months. HZI will be responsible for building the Energy from Waste (EfW) element of the IWMF and Energy Centre, working alongside civil contractor PJ Hegarty Limited and earth moving contractor Tom Blackwell Limited.

The first phase of construction which began in March 2021 is now completed, as 3 million tonnes of soil has already been excavated from the site.  This has created the space for the other contracts to now begin.

The Energy from Waste part of the facility is on track to begin commercial operations in Q1 2026, with a capacity of 595,000 tonnes per annum.

The total permitted capacity of the IWMF is 853,000 tonnes per annum including other waste management activities. The total projected investment for the IWMF is up to £600 million.

Kristien Schoonjans, Group Engineering Director, Indaver said: “We are delighted to have assembled the best contractors for this project and very much welcome HZI to the team. Together with Indaver’s experienced Project Management team, I believe we can deliver this project on time and within budget.”

Fabio Dinale, VP Business Development at HZI said: “The UK’s drive for sustainable waste management includes clear recycling targets as well as ensuring that non-recyclable waste does not end up in landfill. However, it’s important that this waste is also appropriately managed to allow energy and valuable materials to be recovered in the process and lower our overall carbon footprint. Modern EfW plants like the Rivenhall IWMF and Energy Centre will make significant contributions to meet these vital social and environmental goals."

John Ahern, Business Development & Commercial Director, Indaver said: “We are looking forward to further develop our discussions and engagement with the Local Authorities and key market players on this much needed development.”

With the signing of this EPC contract, HZI will begin work on its 16th project in the United Kingdom.

Through improved recycling and maximum recovery of energy and valuable materials from waste, Indaver intends to keep leading the field in sustainable waste management.

Media contacts:

Inge Baertsoen, Corporate Communications, E: inge.baertsoen(at)indaver(dot)com / M: +32 (0)497970570
Megan Wilson, Marketing Manager, VerriBerri, E: megan(at)verriberri(dot)com / M: +44 (0) 7950484308
Hitachi Zosen Inova.  David Spencer, Corporate Communications. E: / M:  +44 (0)7506 208 555

Notes to Editor:

  • Indaver offers high-quality, sustainable and cost-efficient waste management solutions to large scale industry, public authorities and waste collection companies. With over 30 years expertise and a wide range of treatment facilities and processing capabilities, they offer tailored solutions for a wide range of municipal, commercial and industrial waste streams. Indaver currently has facilities and operations in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, France, the Netherlands  and Portugal. The company is currently developing waste treatment infrastructure in other European countries, including the United Kingdom.
  • Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.
  • Tom Blackwell Contractors & Plant Hire Limited is a team of experienced and skilled staff offering fully trained operators, drivers and fitters and they pride themselves on being able to deliver a first class service. The company is based in Halstead, Essex and they offer heavy plant hire and contract earthmoving services across the UK providing a professional and reliable service to the main and subcontract civil engineering sector. They have had over 30 years’ experience of supplying large plant. They work with some of the biggest names in construction and civil engineering.
  • P.J. Hegarty has over 90 years in business and has built up significant resources and expertise and has an annual turnover of €185 million, with 250 people directly employed. Their primary activity is undertaking large, complex projects in commercial, retail, tourism, pharmaceutical, high-tech and institutional buildings, refurbishment and civil engineering works. P J Hegarty offers a full range of construction services including management contracting, design & build, alliance/partnering and  PPP contracts, in addition to traditional building arrangements. The range of work undertaken varies in type and size from multimillion Euro contracts to small and medium sized projects.

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