Veolia Plans First Waste to Energy Facility in Latin America

Veolia will design, build, and operate the first Waste to Energy facility in Latin America in Mexico City.

With a capacity twice that of the largest facility in France, this unit will treat around 1.6 million metric tons of household waste a year. The inhabitants of Mexico City generate 13,000 metric tons of waste of which two-thirds is landfilled. The new waste to energy facility will convert about one-third of the city’s household waste into green energy. The 965,000 MWh of electricity produced each year by the plant will be used directly by the Mexico City Subway Metro. The plant’s construction is due to begin in 2017 and will last 3 years. Operations are scheduled to start in 2020. The 30 year operation and maintenance contract of this facility will represent an estimated cumulative revenue of 886 million Euros for Veolia. The new plant will jointly be built and operated by Veolia through its subsidiary Proactiva Medio Ambiente Mexico S.A. de C.V. and leading global and Mexican companies. Already active for 25 years in Mexico, Veolia serves 13 million people in the country and employs 3,000. Veolia treats 2.3 million metric tons of waste a year and provides 800,000 people with a waste collection service.

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