Blue Phoenix Group secures 25 year contract with Avertas EnergyDownload Press Release
February 1, 2021 by Holly Keys
Blue Phoenix Group has secured a 25 year contract with Avertas Energy to build Australia’s first Incinerator Bottom Ash processing facility at Latitude 32 Kwinana.
Blue Phoenix Group operates IBA processing facilities globally and helps the waste-to-energy (WtE) sector with an alternative and sustainable solution for their bottom ash.
This process allows minerals to be reused as a recycled aggregate that is widely used in other countries for civil applications as a direct replacement for virgin material.
Metal is also recovered from this process, which is separated and returned within the circular economy.
After three years of development work in Australia, Blue Phoenix Australia’s Managing Director Ian Lynass, said, “We are very proud to have secured the opportunity to work with the team at Avertas Energy on Australia’s first WtE project.
“The program will see us build, own, and operate a new IBA processing facility in Kwinana, using a proven process that is already being used successfully across the globe.
“We process the ash, remove the metals and repatriate the residual aggregate into civil applications, therefore diverting the IBA from landfill – a more sustainable outcome.”
Consistent with Blue Phoenix strategy, Global Chief Executive Paul Knight, said, “At Blue Phoenix Group, our mission is to build a sustainable future.
“We do not see landfills as the final destination for residue ash, rather, we give waste a new life, providing technology that ensures the reduction of virgin material and provides a fully circular solution to the economy.”
Blue Phoenix Group subsidiary, Blue Phoenix Western Australia, will begin construction of the plant in early 2021.
During construction 30-40 jobs will be supported, and when operational, Blue Phoenix will employ and specially-train 10 full-time staff.
‘Our initial investment in Australia is an exciting stage of our global strategy to continue to provide sustainable and inventive solutions across the waste industry,’ Knight said.