• ACCIONA has commenced work on the Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant in East Rockingham, Western Australia, an industrial suburb within the Kwinana Industrial Area and part of Perth.

Construction actually kicked off in mid-March with site clearing and earthworks, with major piling works (to be undertaken by sister company Geotech) expected to commence on the 29th of June.

The project scope includes the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the following combined components:

  • 140,000m³ of topsoil and earthworks
  • Some 480 structural piles, 600-1200mm in diam., up to 34m deep
  • 100,000m² of detailed earthworks
  • 17,000m³ of concrete civil works
  • 3,700 tonnes of structural steel
  • 9.7km of piping, and
  • 226km of cabling.

The works will be carried out by a workforce of approximately 200 personnel, and is scheduled to reach practical completion by December 2022.

Works have progressed well through the initial stages, with key mobilisation milestones achieved and the earthworks completed without incident. The team is looking forward to the next stages of the project including piling, civils, structural, mechanical & electrical, and instrumentation.

The consortium developing the facility, being John Laing, Masdar/Tribe, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and ACCIONA, awarded ACCIONA the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to build the plant. Under the EPC contract, ACCIONA (Acciona Construction Australia and John Beever Australia) will deliver the project in partnership with HZI.

The new facility will process 300,000 tonnes per year of residual waste from non-recyclable materials in the Perth metropolitan area to deliver 29MW of baseload electricity capacity, enough to power over 36,000 homes.

Learn more about this project here.