Thermal waste-to-energy facility in Kwinana

Hogan Lovells has acted for its long standing client, Keppel Seghers Belgium N.V. (Keppel Seghers), in securing the contract to supply waste-to-energy technology and associated services to Acciona, the appointed EPC contractor to design and construct Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility in Kwinana, Western Australia.

The facility, to be located 40 km south of Perth, was co-developed by Macquarie Capital and Phoenix Energy Australia, with co-investment by Dutch Infrastructure Fund. It will divert 400,000 tonnes of household, commercial, and industrial waste from landfill and have the capacity to export 36 MW of green electricity to the local grid each year.

Keppel Seghers’ moving grate technology will be used to thermally treat the waste and convert the recovered energy into steam to produce electricity. This technology has been provided by Keppel Seghers to more than 100 waste-to-energy plants in 18 countries.

The Australian Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects team at Hogan Lovells advised on the terms of the supply and services agreement and, as the project is the first of its kind in Australia, the negotiated outcomes will be influential in the procurement of similar future projects with a team including Ros O’Mally (Picture), Christopher Healy and Lisa Mazor.

Involved fees earner: Christopher Healy – Hogan Lovells; Lisa Mazor – Hogan Lovells; Ros O’Mally – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Keppel Seghers Belgium N.V. ;

Author: Michael Patrini