Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Along with economic growth comes growth in waste generation, not least in the densely populated capital of the country, Addis Ababa. So far, the waste generated by the more than 5 million inhabitants has been disposed of at an uncontrolled landfill.
Emirates Waste To Energy Company, a partnership between Masdar and Bee’ah is developing the first waste-to-energy facility in the UAE. The facility, which will be located in Sharjah, will contribute to Sharjah's effort to reach its "zero waste-to-landfill" target by 2020 and the UAE to deliver its 2021 goal of diverting 75% of solid waste from landfills.
Singapore’s new Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) will be the world’s largest energy recovery facility. The plant design is based on the most advanced waste-to-energy technology. By co-locating the facility next to a new water reclamation plant (Tuas WRP) it will be possible to achieve the highest energy efficiency and lowest greenhouse gas footprint.
To ensure that Danish inter-municipal waste management company Norfors can continue to receive municipal waste and produce CO2 neutral power and district heating to Northeast Zealand at its waste-to-energy facility, Norfors has replaced its existing units 1-3 with a new unit 5.
Crane automation and installation of new automated crane at waste-to-energy facility in Brescia
Oslo municipality is extending the treatment capacity at the waste-to-energy facility at Klemetsrud by a third unit with Ramboll as the lead consultant
In order to reduce the reliance on landfill, Buckinghamshire County Council in the UK decided to establish a waste-to-energy facility.
A new waste-to-energy-to-water facility in Oman, will supply renewable energy and desalinated water from 700,000 tonnes of waste a year. Ramboll has assisted the national waste management company, Be’ha, in design development and implementation.
Replacing the existing waste-to-energy plant in Lucerne, the new facility Renergia is able to treat 200,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. By doubling the capacity, the new plant is able to cover the entire region of Central Switzerland.
Being the first new green-field waste-to-energy facility in the US for more than 15 years, the West Palm Beach facility is equipped with 3 x 1,000 tonnes per day combustion units. Furthermore, the facility is the first in the US to be equipped with a catalytic De-NOx system. Ramboll has assisted as technical consultant during tendering design.
The first waste-to-energy facility for municipal waste in Finland
Lincolnshire’s Energy-from-Waste facility provides a sustainable way to dispose of residual waste that otherwise would end up in landfill. The cost-effective project also produces electricity and has the potential to supply heat to the local community. Ramboll has assisted the County Council as its lead technical advisor, providing fast-track services and results.
The world’s population generates at least 1 billion tonnes of waste a year, according to the United Nations. Given the seriousness of our mounting disposal problems, we are hard-pressed to find viable and environmentally sound solutions.
Extension of Sysav in Malmö, Sweden – one of the largest waste-to-energy facilities in Northern Europe
ARGO is the first plant to receive the authorities’ approval since 2002 and is now establishing a new €175M waste-to-energy unit capable of meeting the capacity demands for thermal treatment of waste generated in its owner municipalities.
Ramboll, as lead consultant in the Ramboll/McCarthy JV, was appointed in 1997 to be the Client's Representative during the preparation of a new waste-to-energy facility in the Isle of Man.
The waste-to-energy plant in Western Australia has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 200,000 tonnes per year. It will be capable of processing 400,000 tonnes of waste a year and producing 36MW of electricity, enough to power up to 50,000 homes.
Amager Resource Centre (ARC) is a Danish waste management company with an emphasis on sustainability. Their recycling stations receive more than 800,000 visits a year. ARC’s waste-to-energy facility receives and processes waste from approximately 550,000 residents and 45,000 businesses and in turn delivers electricity and district heating to approximately 150,000 households. The existing waste-to-energy facility is scheduled for decommissioning in 2017, and the facility is being replaced by the world's most modern facility engineered by Ramboll.
Greenland is blessed with plentiful resources available for the generation of hydro power. More plants could be established, but a key challenge in Greenland is that the potential sources of hydro power are located far from potential uses of the electricity. A new Ramboll study will assess if the production of e-fuel could be a way to put some of the country’s hydro power resources to new use and at the same time reduce Greenland’s CO2 footprint.
Offering technical advice for PFI procurement of contract for waste treatment and disposal services in Hertfordshire, UK
With focus on material recovery and energy production, Ramboll provides a wide range of consultancy services throughout the establishment of a new sorting and biogas facility in Vestby, Norway.
The plant will receive up to two thousand wet tonnes of municipal sewage sludge per day, transported by road from eleven sewage treatment works. This sludge will be treated in four incineration streams, consisting of fluidized bed furnaces with heat recovery and flue gas cleaning equipment. Ramboll is ‘Independent Consultant’ for the process elements of the plant, working closely with another consultant in Hong Kong.
The multi-functional Amager Bakke waste-to-energy facility in Copenhagen raises the bar for resource optimisation with an energy efficiency of 107%. All over Europe, countries are working hard to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels in power and heat production. Meanwhile, a large share of the energy supply will be based on fossil fuels for decades to come.