Project

Australian Paper Energy from Waste Facility

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Australian Paper Energy from Waste Facility

The Maryvale Energy from Waste (EfW) will be located in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria and will comprise a 225-megawatt thermal EfW facility. The Maryvale facility is to be developed by Opal Australian Paper and SUEZ Australia and New Zealand.

The site will initially comprise one processing line, with the capacity to process 325,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year. The facility could be expanded in future, with a potential second processing line expanding capacity to 650,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (80 per cent) and commercial and industrial waste (20 per cent). SUEZ Australia and New Zealand has committed 150,000 tonnes each year of Commercial and Industrial waste, to meet close to half of the facility's initial capacity.

The EfW facility will provide an alternative baseload energy source for Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill, through the production of steam and electricity. The facility will interchange between the two outputs during operation, providing improved flexibility and efficiency.

The project is expected to reduce capacity pressures on existing landfill sites in Gippsland and Melbourne.

Key Dates

Oct 2020 Contract Award
Dec 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
2025 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal and Victorian Governments jointly funded a $7.5 million feasibility study for the project.

Financing

Along with the project developers, Opal Australian Paper and SUEZ Australia and New Zealand, a joint venture of Masdar and Tribe Infrastructure Group are providing equity for the project. Masdar and Tribe were announced as new equity partners for the project. Equity investment amount from the Masdar and Tribe joint venture has not been disclosed.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Opal Australian Paper and SUEZ Australia and New Zealand
Successful Tenderer: ACCIONA
Procurement note:

ACCIONA was selected as the construction partner for the project.

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2018 Original works approval was granted by Victorian EPA.
Feb 2019 A feasibility study jointly funded by Federal and Victorian Governments was completed. The partnership between Australian Paper and SUEZ was also announced.
Jun 2019 Project was reissued a works approval by the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority, following an appeal of the original works approval by the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
Oct 2020 Opal Australian Paper and SUEZ Australia and New Zealand announced ACCIONA as the construction partner for the project. Further, Masdar and Tribe were announced as new equity partners for the project. Equity investment amount from the Masdar and Tribe joint venture was not disclosed.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Waste & Recycling
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
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2020/10/20