Residual Waste Treatment Project Enters Next Dialogue Phase-28 January 2010
The Residual Waste Treatment Project (RWTP) is arc21’s £1bn scheme to deliver new waste infrastructure for the eastern part of Northern Ireland.
The facilities, an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant and up to two Mechanical Biological Treatment facilities, are one part of a wider waste management plan which aims to boost recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste produced in the first place.
The project, one of the largest public procurement exercises ever undertaken in Northern Ireland, has now entered a ‘dialogue stage’ with the three consortia bidding to deliver the new facilities. This process will enable bidders to submit detailed proposals for evaluation by arc21.
It’s anticipated that the contract will be awarded in spring 2011. The new infrastructure will help increase recycling rates by 5% and ensure that the region meets EU regulations to significantly reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
The proposed EfW plant will also generate enough renewable energy to supply the needs of 40,000 households.