Consortium inks deal with Cobra for Maryvale EfW project

Rendered image of the Maryvale Energy from Waste project (cobra)
Maryvale Energy from Waste project render

The $600 million Maryvale Energy from Waste (EfW) project consortium, comprising Opal, Veolia and Masdar Tribe Australia, has signed a multi-million-dollar engineering design agreement with Spanish infrastructure group Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios SA (Cobra).

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Global energy solutions company Babcock & Wilcox will partner with Cobra to provide the world-class technology for the build. Cobra will now deliver full design and construction costings for the Maryvale EfW project, including the potential to upsize the facility’s capacity to process 375,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per annum. A detailed geotechnical investigation will commence at the site in early 2024.

This work will also prepare for the construction of the Bottom Ash recycling and Accelerated Carbonation Technology facilities, to be co-located on the EfW site.

Technology partner Babcock & Wilcox has previously worked closely with the Maryvale Mill, having supplied the site with boiler equipment used for energy generation. They will be responsible for delivering the moving grate furnace, boiler and flue gas treatment systems.

In the past 80 years, there have been more than 500 installations of Babcock & Wilcox technology in over 30 countries, including the CopenHill EfW plant in Copenhagen, which features a roof-top ski slope and hiking trail for the local community to use.

As Victoria’s most progressed EfW project, the Maryvale facility will target a 99% diversion of residual waste away from landfill, generating approximately 500 jobs in the construction phase and bringing a new energy sector to the Latrobe Valley.

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The project is the recipient of a $48.2 million grant from the Australian Government under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative.

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