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FCC held its grand opening of the new state of the art Material Recycling Facility


FCC held its grand opening of the new state of the art Material Recycling Facility

On Thursday, April 4th, 2019, FCC held its grand opening of the new state of the art Material Recycling Facility (MRF).  In attendance were the City Mayor Sylvester Turner, Vice Mayor Pro Temp Jerry Davis and three other Council members. They were welcomed at the recycling facility by group FCC’s CEO Pablo Colio and FCC Environmental Services CEO Inigo Sanz Council members and selected officials from the City of Houston attended to the ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the recycling facility. FCC’s MRF will process and return to the market all the City of Houston recyclable materials during for at least the next 15 years.  According to experts it is the most modern and efficient recycling facility in the US.

The MRF will process around 65,000 tons in the next 12 months and has a total capacity of 145,000 tons per year. Thousands of tons of glass, plastics, metals, paper, cardboard, etc. will return to the market thanks to this new facility during the upcoming years.

FCC has constructed an education center inside of the facility with the objective to assist the City of Houston to meet their sustainability goals by training kids and adults on the best practices for recycling.

FCC is operating in the United States through FCC Environmental Services, the Group's Environmental Services subsidiary in that country, which performs activities of waste collection, recycling and treatment of urban solid waste, industrial waste management and remediation of soils, among others.

FCC has signed ten contracts in Texas and three in Florida in the last few years, totaling more than 1.1 billion dollar, and is currently providing services for more than 8 million Americans.

In recent years, the environmental services area of the FCC Group has achieved important awards in the international arena. It is noteworthy the contract for the construction and management of the Materials Recycling Plant (MRF) of Dallas, at McCommas Bluff, which operates at full capacity and has been selected by the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) as the Best Recycling Facility in North America. On March 2019 the company was awarded the contract in Palm Beach (Florida) for the collection of solid urban waste with an order book value of 215 million dollar.

In the United Kingdom, FCC Environment has recently been awarded the Northamptonshire Waste Collection and Street cleansing contract, which represents an order book of 20 million euro. Also notable is the agreement signed in March 2019 with the Danish fund Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for the development of one of the largest energy recovery plants in Europe in Lostock (England), with a capacity of 600,000 tonnes per year and an investment of about 560 million euro. The Millerhill recycling and energy recovery center, near Edinburgh (Scotland), with a capacity of more than 150,000 tons per year, is in commissioning and will be fully operational soon. In Spain, it is remarkable the award to the company of the second phase of the Environmental Complex of Guipúzcoa CMG-2, which over 20 years will carry out the treatment, recycling and energy recovery of 102,000 tons per year of various types of waste.

About FCC

The FCC Group is a world leader in services for cities. The Environmental business area of the company has been providing municipal services for more than 100 years and has based its success on a commitment to innovation and helping cities to be smarter, more sustainable and more socially responsible. It currently serves nearly 60 million people in almost 5,000 municipalities in thirteen countries, with a network of more than 200 recovery and recycling plants that process 24.5 million tons of waste per year as a resource, including eleven waste-to-energy (WtE) projects with a capacity of more than 3.2 million tons and 360 MW of non-fossil electricity.

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