waste to power

Full Circle Generation investment fund comprises 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 of its kind in the island of Ireland.

Bouygues Energies & Services will also operate and maintain the plant for 17 years.

The contract comes on heels of a contract awarded to Bouygues in February to support the development of the 10MWe waste-to-energy gasification plant in Hoddesdon, England.

Bouygues Energies & Services CEO Jean-Christophe Perraud said: "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."

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

Construction on the project is planned to commence in January 2016 and complete in 2017.

With a capacity of 60MWt, the gasification plant will feature two steam turbine generators which will have power generating capacity of 100GWh annually. The project is expected to create 200 jobs during construction phase.

Power generated from the facility will be supplied to a neighboring Bombardier Aerospace manufacturing plant.

Image: Illustration of waste-to-energy facility. Photo: courtesy of Bouygues Construction.