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FCC to manage the integrated waste management plant that it built in Valencia


FCC to manage the integrated waste management plant that it built in Valencia

  •  Revenue will total 217 million euro.

FCC built the Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Plant in Las Cañadas, El Campello (Alicante), as part of the Valencia region Zone XV Waste Plan. Investment totalled 47.6 million euro.

The plant, which FCC will operate for 20 years, was inaugurated this morning; the contract includes management of municipal, garden and bulky waste, as well as the network of public recycling centres within the Plan's catchment area. This contract represents a backlog of 217 million euro.

The facility, which has been granted an Integrated Environmental Authorisation (IEA), has 34,000 sq metres of concrete surface area of and 20,000 sq metres of buildings. It will provide waste treatment, reuse and disposal services.

The plant will meet the needs envisaged in the Valencia region Zone XV Waste Plan, which includes Areas 23 (Marina Alta) and 24 (Marina Baja), and El Campello (Alicante), serving 52 municipalities. It has the capacity to treat 198,000 tonnes/year and to generate 11,550,746 kWh/year.

The complex is comprised of a sorting and recovery plant; a biomethanisation plant for select organic material; and a plant to compost the digestate from the biomethanisation plant mixed with garden waste, plus peaks of organic waste reaching the facility. FCC has also built a controlled high-density landfill for non-hazardous waste; storm drains; access roads; a high-tension power line; auscultation and environmental control facilities; ancillary facilities; and the network of 52 public recycling centres throughout the area.

Present in over 5,000 municipalities

FCC first began working in urban sanitation in 1915 with a waste collection contract in Barcelona; today it is a leader in the sector. Other urban sanitation contracts in Spain followed and, at the end of 1980, it began to expand abroad. FCC operates in over 5,000 municipalities in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

In Spain alone, it provides services to more than 26 million people, and operates in many provincial capitals such as Albacete, Alicante, Ávila, Barcelona, Bilbao, Castellón, Ceuta, Cuenca, Gerona, Jaén, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Oviedo, Pamplona, Salamanca, San Sebastián, Segovia, Tarragona, Valencia, Valladolid and Vitoria.