There are two Waste-to-Energy companies in Ireland at the moment and both are members of CEWEP Ireland.
Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technology has been in Europe for many years but is a new development in waste management practices in Ireland. Indaver and Covanta are building the first municipal WtE facilities in the country, helping Ireland to develop an integrated waste management infrastructure in line with the European waste hierarchy.
Covanta Energy operate 45 EfW plants worldwide and process in excess of 18 million tonnes of municipal waste each year. Covanta entered the UK in 2005, with an office at Kingswinford and is building up its European operation through this team.
In September 2007 Covanta signed a contract for the development of a 600,000 tonne-per-year Energy from Waste facility in Poolbeg, Dublin. The Dublin project is developed and owned by Dublin Waste to Energy Limited (a joint venture between Covanta and DONG Energy Generation A/S.) Construction work commenced in October 2014 and was completed in early 2017, with the plant to be fully commissioned by the end of 2017. For further details about Covanta’s proposed European facilities, click on Current Projects.
Indaver is a European waste management company with over 30 years experience in Ireland. In 2009, Indaver started construction of a 200,000 tonne-per-annum municipal waste-to-energy facility in Carranstown, Co. Meath. The plant is operational since 2011.
For further details about Indaver`s Meath Waste-to-Energy Facility, click here.