Australian Paper Energy from Waste Facility


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Preferred bidder announced

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Australian Paper Energy from Waste Facility

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


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Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Recently closed
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

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




Oct 2020: ACCIONA announced as construction partner




The $7.5 million feasibility study was co-funded by the Federal and Victorian Governments.



Key Dates

Oct 2020: ACCIONA announced as construction partner

2022: Construction expected to commence

2025: Facility due to open



Project History

Oct 2020: ACCIONA announced as the construction partner for the project

Oct 2020: Masdar and Tribe announced as additional equity partners for project

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.

Feb 2019: Feasibility study completed, partnership between Australian Paper and SUEZ announced.

Nov 2018: Original works approval granted by Victorian EPA.



Further Information

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.

Australian Paper estimates that 96 per cent of waste material received will be used as energy or repurposed for road and building products, leaving only four per cent for landfill disposal. Excess electricity generated will be sent to the grid, increasing supply in the electricity market.

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.

This will be ACCIONA’s third major EfW project in Australia, having already commenced construction on both the Kwinana and East Rockingham facilities in Western Australia – the first of their kind in Australia.

Last reviewed: 23/10/2020

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