Geminor signs waste contract with Swansea Council

Geminor has been awarded a 3-year contract by Swansea Council to transport and recover 33,000 tonnes of residual waste annually. With this contract – which could be extended to a total of 7 years – Geminor UK will supply equally as much secondary fuel domestically as the company exports.

The contract, which came into effect February 1st 2022, is for the handling of Municipal Solid Waste for an initial 3-year term with extensions running to a further 4 years. The waste is collected from Swansea’s Ferryboat Close depot and transported to Covanta’s Rookery South facility for recovery. Hence, the waste from Swansea that previously went to landfill will now be recovered for the production of energy.

– We are delighted to have been selected by Swansea and are looking forward to working with the team at Swansea Council over the coming years. This win further increases the number of direct local authority contracts operated by Geminor, and demonstrates our ambition to increase our presence in the UK recycling and recovery market, says Country Manager at Geminor UK, James Maiden.

More waste for the domestic market

Geminor started supplying waste into the UK domestic market in 2016 and has currently contracted deliveries into six UK plants. Deliveries to the domestic market are set to increase further in the coming months, Maiden explains.

James Maiden, CM at Geminor UK.

– All Geminor national businesses have a strategic goal to be active in import, export, and the sourcing and supply of fuels to their respective domestic markets. With this new contract signed, Geminor UK will in 2022 be moving towards a position of “balance” between its exports and the volume of material it supplies into the domestic market, says James Maiden.

– From the annual volume of approx. 500 000 tonnes of fuels that we are forecasting to handle in 2022, we expect that around 250 000 tonnes will be supplied to EfW-facilities within the UK. Still, Geminor is committed to the export markets in the future and we work hard to maintain our position as the leading exporter of fuels from England, with approx. 15% of the total market, says Country Manager at Geminor UK, James Maiden.

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