HZI marks with Herefordshire & Worcestershire its eighth project success in the UK

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HZI marks with Herefordshire & Worcestershire its eighth project success in the UK

Hitachi Zosen Inova has achieved its eighth project success in the UK as turnkey supplier in its eighth year after market entry and exceeds the 1.5 billion EUR mark for UK order intake.

A Waste Management Services PFI Contract was signed between the Councils of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Mercia Waste Management Ltd (Mercia) in December 1998 for 25 years. After procurement of the site at Hartlebury estate in 2006 and final planning approval in 2012, Hitachi Zosen Inova was chosen as preferred bidder to act as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractor for the turnkey delivery of the single line 68 MWthermal Waste to Energy facility in spring this year, after a long and thorough competitive dialogue tendering process.

Track record of HZI helps to achieve fast finish
The fact that closing could have been achieved within a short time frame is proof of HZI’s experience and reliability as an uncomplicated partner. Franz-Josef Mengede, CEO of HZI commented: „Our eighth success in the UK is a further proof of HZI’s leading position in turnkey delivery. With this fourth successful project closure within seven months, HZI is more than well on track with regard to its financial plan and positions itself perfectly for the upcoming new markets.”

High efficiency and speedy project delivery
The Hartlebury facility represents the new generation of WtE facilities that are part of today’s sustainable waste management. For the civil part, always the starting point, HZI found an attractive sub-supplier in the construction division of Interserve, the international support services and construction group. The single line facility achieves a net power export of around 18 MW, enough to power 43’000 households*. Full and safe compliance with all environmental obligations is a matter of course. Katsuhisa Tsuji, new CTO of HZI is pleased that “the strength of HZI to provide overall optimised solutions based on thorough technology know-how and complex project management experience has led to this most recent success. It is a proof thatthe co-operation of HZC and HZI, former Von Roll Inova, is a benefit to all parties.”

Repeat business as key to success
Mercia Waste Management Ltd (Mercia) is a 50/50 joint venture out of FCC Environment Services (UK) Limited and Urbaser Ltd. Both parties have already reference projects on the ground with HZI, including the extension to the Mallorca WtE, where Urbaser and FCC also cooperated. Gillian Sinclair, Project Director for FCC and Mercia commented about the closure of the EPC contract with HZI “FCC Environment, as part of Mercia, is very pleased to continue the successful partnership of our two companies and the Hartlebury facility will be the fourth project with HZI. HZI has proven again its competitiveness and capability to reach financial close in this challenging environment.” Also David Silva, Waste Treatment Director of Urbaser is pleased: “The commitment of the HZI team to make things happen gives us confidence that this project will achieve smoothly completion”.

* based on Ofgem report on average UK electricity consumption in 2011

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