Ground works imminent at Kwinana waste-to-energy facility

Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson, City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and City of Kwinana chief executive Joanne Abbiss signing the contract documents in 2016. Picture: Phoenix Energy.
Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson, City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and City of Kwinana chief executive Joanne Abbiss signing the contract documents in 2016. Picture: Phoenix Energy.

PHOENIX Energy will start a round of groundwork in Kwinana for Australia’s first waste energy facility in mid-January.

The work at the Leath Road site for the Kwinana Waste to Energy project would enable the mobilisation of construction crews.

Phoenix Energy project co-sponsor Macquarie Capital have entered into exclusive negotiations with the group to design, construct and operate the facility, which will commence commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2020, and be fully operational in the second quarter of 2021.

Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson said it was great news the project was about to commence on site and would be delivering reliable renewable energy to customers in the metropolitan area in a few years.

“We are pleased to have appointed a world-class consortium to complete the plant after the initial technology supplier was unable to continue with its involvement,” he said.

The plant will reduce waste going to landfill, the occupation of landfill on valuable land, and lessen emissions from landfill.