REMONDIS is seeking to deliver for Queenslanders a new $400 million Waste to Energy plant at Swanbank that will reduce both landfill and odour, plus deliver skilled jobs for Ipswich residents.
The state-of-the-art plant will implement the most advanced and proven European clean energy technology at REMONDIS’ existing Swanbank landfill, replicating facilities that are successfully operating in built-up urban areas in places like Paris, Copenhagen and Vienna.
The facility will also generate about 200 construction jobs and up to 70 skilled local jobs for Ipswich residents once operational.
It will process up to 500,000 tonnes of waste per year which is currently sent direct to landfill and cannot be reused or recycled. The facility will produce up to 50MW of baseload clean electricity, enough to power up to 50,000 average Queensland homes, and help achieve the objectives of the Queensland Government’s Waste Management and Resource Strategy.
The Swanbank Waste to Energy plant will be a first of its kind for Queensland, showcasing Ipswich as a waste management and clean energy leader through world-class technology.