Andusia to supply ARC with first bulk shipping contract
Andusia Holdings Ltd (Andusia), the UK’s largest independent exporter of refuse-derived fuels (RDF) has announced that it has secured a contract with Amager Resource Center (ARC) combined heat and power (CHP) plant “Copenhill” facility in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Copenhill CHP plant provides electricity and district heating to the greater Copenhagen area and is designed to change between operating modes depending on the local heat demand and power price. In 2018 Copenhill produced enough district heat to supply 72 000 households and enough electricity to supply 30 000 households. As one of two plants in the capital, it plays a major role in Copenhagen’s ambitions of being zero carbon by 2025.
The waste-to-energy plant has won a string of accolades for the Danish architecture firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), who topped the plant with an urban ski resort. Called ‘Copenhill’, the ski slope opened to the public in October of this year.
The contract will see Andusia supply ARC with 15 000 tonnes-per-annum of plastic reduced RDF, also known as Low Carbon Waste (LCW), as of November 2019. The contract is not only the first export contract to Denmark for Andusia but also its first bulk shipping contract to date.
Bulk shipping RDF means more tonnes can be transported and as such, it is more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable than other methods.