FCC Environment Austria expands its activities to the West Tyrol region
FCC Austria Abfall Service AG has been awarded the contract for the transport and treatment of the municipal waste of the West Tyrol Waste Management Association (ABV Abfallbeseitigungsverband Westtirol). The contract, which will start on 1 January 2022, has a term of 5 years and can be extended for up to 5 years and represents an order book value worth up to €33 million.
FCC Austria will be responsible for the takeover and treatment of waste collected from the Roppen transfer station, which is operated by the Contracting Authority, to the waste-to-energy facility of FCC Zistersdorf Abfall Service GmbH (100% subsidiary of FCC Austria Abfall Service AG) where it will be thermally recycled in accordance with the legal conditions and official requirements.
Environmentally friendly treatment and transport processes
The material transported and subsequently treated consists mainly of municipal and bulky household waste, commercial waste, screenings from sewage treatment plants and screening overflow from mechanical pre-treatment of bio-waste.
The transportation of the approximately 20,000 tonnes of waste per year will be carried out via an intermodal MOBILER system with 53 m3 containers. Although the first 7-kilometre phase, to the Ötztal Austrian Railways (ÖBB) station, will be done by road with a tractor-semitrailer combination, most of the journey (634 km) will be done by rail. This solution proposed by FCC Environment is extremely environmentally friendly and avoids the emission of more than 1,400 tonnes of CO2 every year.