The contract was awarded by the Full Circle Generation investment fund, comprising the developer RiverRidge Energy and a consortium of investors made up of Green Investment Bank, Equitix and P3P Partners. .

Under the contract, Bouygues will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the 15MW facility, which is claimed to be the largest in the island of Ireland..

The company will operate and maintain the plant for 17 years. Construction on the project is due to start in January 2016, with planned completion in 2017.

The waste-to-energy facility, will have a capacity of 60 Mwt, will convert over 150,000 tons of feedstock derived from local commercial and industrial waste.

The gasification plant will be able to supply around 100GW of clean electricity to the grid every year andreduce 50,000 tons of carbon.

Bouygues Energies & Services will provide a solution using a technology developed in partnership with Biomass Power.

Bouygues Energies & Services CEO Jean-Christophe Perraud said: "This new contract follows on the contract that we signed in February for the 10 MWe waste-to-energy gasification plant in Hoddesdon, England. It confirms Bouygues Energies & Services’ capacity to deliver a large, complex industrial project in the energy infrastructure sector.

"The new facility will go a long way towards helping Northern Ireland achieve its annual targets for recycling and generating energy from renewable sources."

During the construction phase, the project will create 200 jobs, in addition to 20 local full-time jobs created as part of the operation and maintenance contract.

Image: Bouygues will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the 15MW waste-to-energy facility. Photo: courtesy of Bouygues Construction.