Geminor wins major contract with UK’s Hull City Council

Norway-based secondary fuels specialist Geminor has secured a major contract with UK-based Hull City Council.

The agreement, which is for an initial seven-year term (with extensions for a further three and two-year period), will see Geminor implement an integrated waste processing solution to divert more than 80% of the northeast England-based region’s municipal waste from landfill.

Working in partnership with local waste management company, Wastewise, Geminor will manage the handling of c. 46,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) material every year, collected from more than 100,000 homes across the city.

Waste will be refined into refuse-derived fuel at a Geminor waste processing facility which will be co-located with the state-of-the-art Energy Works (Hull)  gasification facility, where the refuse derived fuel (RDF) will be recovered.

As a result, c. 5 MW renewable energy will be created every year from the Hull City MSW, which will be exported directly to the National Grid and used to power homes across the region. Through optimised logistics, Geminor’s solution will also dramatically reduce haulage emissions.

James Maiden, UK country manager at Geminor, said: “Geminor Group has considerable experience in delivering sustainable waste processing solutions for organisations across the continent. Thanks to a close working relationship with Hull’s Energy Works plant, we can ensure that a significant proportion of the City’s municipal waste is used to generate renewable energy, rather than sent to landfill.”

Doug Sharp, Assistant City Streetscene manager at Hull City Council, added: “Appointing Geminor offers significant benefits. Alongside diverting waste from landfill, the agreement will reduce haulage emissions and generate a considerable volume of renewable energy.”

The seven-year agreement will commence on 1 April, 2018.

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