Phoenix Energy nominates BGC to construct $400m Kwinana waste to energy plant

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.

BGC has been nominated by Phoenix Energy as the preferred contractor for its $400 million Kwinana waste to energy project.

The facility will be the first of its kind, generating energy from waste with the capacity to produce 32 MW of electricity per annum.

An estimated 800 jobs will be created during the three-year construction phase at the Leath Road site, with work set to begin later this year.

Upon completion, there will be around 60 operational jobs at the plant.

Phoenix Energy has signed a 20-year waste supply agreement with the Rivers Regional Council (made up of the Cities of Armadale, Gosnells, Mandurah, South Perth and the Shires of Murray, Serpentine Jarrahdale and Waroona) as well as the City of Kwinana.

Under these agreements, the local governments will supply residential waste to the plant, which is designed to receive and process up to 400,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum.

Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson said BGC was best placed to complete the project.

“BGC Contracting has assembled a strong team to complete the Kwinana Waste to Energy project and they have demonstrated their willingness to work with our international technology providers to successfully complete this landmark development,” Mr Dyson said.

BGC Contracting chief executive Greg Heylen said the appointment as preferred engineering, procurement and construction contractor recognised the company’s ongoing diversification.

“Given the recent decline in the mining sector, our selection stands testament to our expanded service offering which is a key platform for our diversification strategy,” he said.

“We look forward to delivering this important renewable energy project of the future, whilst building a strong, ongoing relationship with Phoenix Energy.”

The Kwinana Waste to Energy project has received development approval and all final environmental approvals required from Western Australian Government agencies to construct the plant.