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Durham and York release incineration RFP (August 25, 2008)

The regional municipalities of Durham and York have issued a request for proposals (RFP) and related technical requ...


The regional municipalities of Durham and York have issued a request for proposals (RFP) and related technical requirements for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility.

The RFP was issued to the five following pre-qualified proponents who are required to submit their proposals by the RFP closing date of January 15, 2009:

Covanta Energy Corporation

Urbaser SA

Veolia Environmental Services Waste to Energy Inc.; AMEC/Black & McDonald

Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. (A Waste Management Company)

Green Conversion Systems LLC (Formerly: WRSI/DESC Joint Venture; Fisia Babcock Environmental GmbH, Kiewit Industrial Company, Morgan Stanley Biomass LLC, Babcock & Wilcox)

Individuals who are interested in reading the RFP are invited to download a copy from the Region’s website (www.region.durham.on.ca), or request a printed copy, for pick up, from the Regional Municipality of Durham, Finance Department by calling 905-668-7711 ext. 2364.

The selection of a vendor and specific technology for the proposed EFW facility is part of an Environmental Assessment (EA) process currently being undertaken by both Durham and York Regions to examine ways in which to manage residual waste-the waste that remains after composting and recycling. This EA is also referred to as the Durham/York Residual Waste Study.

Durham and York Regions began working together on a solution for residual municipal waste in 2005, and the business case for a proposed EFW facility was accepted by Durham Regional Council on May 28. The EA’s next steps include a number of site-specific studies to address any potential air, land or water impacts, in addition to related health concerns.

For more information on the Durham/York Residual Waste Study, visit www.durhamyorkwaste.ca, call 905-307-8628 (or toll-free at 1-866-398-4423), or e-mail info@durhamyorkwaste.ca


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