Imtech: order 30 million euro for energy-from-waste power plant in Plymouth

Gouda, (PresseBox) - Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) has been commissioned by MVV Energie AG in Germany to provide the sustainable technology solutions for an energy-from-waste power plant to be constructed in Plymouth, in the south-west of the UK. The order has a value of more than 30 million euro.

René van der Bruggen, Imtech CEO: 'Extracting sustainable energy from domestic and industrial waste is becoming more and more important in today's society. Imtech has more or less unique competencies and references in this field and is capable of converting waste into large amounts of sustainable heat and of electricity in a very energy-efficient manner. The relevant expertise comes from Imtech Deutschland (Germany), and is being shared internally to an increasing degree within Imtech, so that - in accordance with our 2015 growth strategy - it can be applied in other European countries, such as in this case in the UK. This will enable us to generate further organic growth in the European energy market.'

Converting 245,000 tonnes of waste from 650,000 households into energy

The sustainable waste energy plant will be built on behalf of MVV O&M, a subsidiary of MVV Umwelt in Mannheim, which forms part of MVV Energie AG. Some 245,000 tonnes of domestic waste, collected from 650,000 homes in and around Plymouth, will be converted into sustainable energy at the new plant. The South West Devon Waste Partnership has been set up for this purpose.

Thanks to a unique combination of heat and power, the energy-from-waste plant will generate both heat and electricity. The thermal capacity produced will amount to 23 MW, and the electrical capacity will amount up to 22.5 MW. A large proportion of this energy will be used by the nearby Royal Navy base in Plymouth. This guarantees that the waste collected in the region will be recycled and used locally, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way.

In the new energy-from-waste power plant Imtech Deutschland (Germany) is supplying the steam-turbine generator with a special air-cooled condenser. The German division of Imtech is also responsible for the overall provision of water and steam, the innovative heat extraction technique and the handling of water and condensate. Imtech UK have assisted their German colleagues with the tender procedures and the health and safety regulations. Together, they will be creating a more or less unique total solution for the UK market. Imtech will start work in spring 2012. The energy-from-waste power plant will be operational in 2014.

Imtech Contracting GmbH

Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical engineering, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical engineering. With approximately 26,000 employees, Imtech achieves annual revenue of around 4.5 billion euro. Imtech holds strong positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain, the European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In total Imtech serves 21,000 customers. Imtech offers added value with integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society, for example in the areas of energy, the environment, water and mobility. Imtech shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange Amsterdam, where Imtech is included in the Midkap Index. Imtech shares are also included in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 index.

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