Veolia Signs $505 Million Wood-Chip Power Plant Deal in Ireland

(Bloomberg) — Veolia Environnement SA’s Irish unit won a
450 million-euro ($505 million) deal to operate a wood-fueled
biomass power plant in the country’s west.

Veolia won a 15-year contract from Mayo Renewable Power to
operate the 42.5-megawatt heat and power plant producing enough
electricity to supply 68,000 homes, it said in a statement
Monday. The site is due to start operating in mid-2017, it said.

“This facility is Ireland’s largest independent biomass
power plant and for Veolia represents the largest of its kind
under our management in Ireland and the U.K.,” Estelle Brachlianoff, senior executive vice president U.K. and Ireland
for Veolia, said by e-mail.

Ireland plans to get 40 percent of its power needs from
renewables by 2020

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