FCC Environment reinforces its presence in the south of United Kingdom with a new contract in Kent
- The contract for the management and operation of twelve Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) represents a backlog of £40m for a term of 5 years
Kent County Council has awarded FCC Environment UK (British subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente) the contract for the management and operation of 12 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) in the Mid and East Kent area. The total order book value is £40m and it also includes the haulage from the HWRC as the operation of three transfer stations. The contract will start on the 1st of November and will run for an initial 5 year term with a possible 5 year extension.
As one of the UK’s leading resource and waste management firms, FCC Environment will bring a range of benefits to the contract including a dedicated haulage fleet and an experienced management team, with extensive knowledge and understanding of operating both haulage and HWRC operations.
Steve Longdon, Operations Director of the company said: “FCC Environment is one of the UK’s most trusted resource and waste management businesses. We hold over 100 contracts with some 60 local authorities up and down the country operating some 100 Household Waste and Recycling Centres so we consider ourselves to be a safe pair of hands. But as we move towards a green recovery which will see major changes to the way we recycle, not just in England but in the whole of the UK, it’s good to be enhancing our relationship with Kent County Council to continue to improve recycling rates and make an environmental contribution by doing the right thing”.
To date, FCC Environment has been present in Kent with the contract for the management of the Pepperhill transfer station and the construction of its HWRC, which began in 2008 for a period of 25 years. The company also owns and operates the Allington Energy from Waste (EFW) facility, which services the entire county.
FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, the environmental services area of FCC Group, is present in the United Kingdom through FCC Environment UK, which provides solid urban and municipal waste collection, recycling and treatment, and generation of green energy from waste, among other services. FCC Environment has recently closed an agreement with the Danish fund Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop in Lostock one of the largest waste-to-energy facilities in Europe, with a throughput of 600,000 tons per year. With it, a total treatment capacity of 3.2 million tons per year and a power of 360 MWe of non-fossil energy will be achieved.
In the last months, FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, which serves nearly 60 million people in 12 countries, has achieved significant success both in Spain, where it has been awarded the tenders of Segovia and A Coruña and has renewed the contract with the city of Oviedo, and internationally. In the United States, FCC Environmental Services' Material Recover Facility (MRF) in Houston (Texas), has received the "Best Recycling Facility in the United States 2020" award by the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and it is about to begin the waste collection contract awarded in Omaha, the largest city in the State of Nebraska.