Waste Management

Geminor Wins Contract to Export 25,000 Tonnes of Waste

Feb 20 2018 Read 452 Times

Europe’s leading secondary fuels specialist, Geminor, is working in partnership with Lowmac Alloys Ltd in Ayrshire to export 25,000 tonnes of baled RDF to Norway. The agreement, which commences in February, will see Geminor manage the export supply chain – including port to port shipment, storage and on-demand recovery.

From Lowmac’s headquarters in Irvine, RDF will be transported to Immingham Docks in Hull. Utilising ‘dead leg’ sea freight, whereby empty cargo vessels are filled with waste material to provide ballast for their return journey, bales will cross the North Sea and arrive at the Port of Fredrikstad in Norway.

The RDF will then be stored at Geminor’s new multimodal logistics terminal, located on-site at the port, before being distributed to one of Norway’s three leading energy recovery plants. The capability to store RDF allows Geminor to provide a consistent supply of on-demand feedstock to these sites, even at peak times.

Over the course of the contract, waste from Lowmac Alloys will be effectively recovered to generate more than 71 GWh energy per annum – comprising 36 GWh steam to industry and 35 GWh to district heating. By managing the entire supply chain, Geminor will not only maximise transport efficiencies and minimise costs, but also ensure waste is used as a sustainable fuel where it is needed most.

Commenting on the contract, Oliver Caunce, Business Development Manager at Geminor UK, said: “As the latest in a long line of UK supply successes for Geminor, agreeing an export contract with Lowmac Alloys is yet more exciting news. Over the next 12 months alone, we will export more than 120,000 tonnes of RDF feedstock from the UK to our new terminal at the Port of Fredrikstad, recovering waste at the Bio-El, Energos and SAE AS energy from waste (EfW) facilities.

“This contract, among others, will play a vital role in our ongoing expansion across Norway, while supporting EfW facilities in times of fluctuating fuel requirements.”

Kenny Smith, Managing Director of Lowmac Alloys Ltd, added: “We are delighted to be working alongside such a forward-thinking company. Through this partnership, we are delivering a sustainable route for our RDF product.”

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