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Acciona Construction Australia
Kwinana, WA
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Project Overview

date completed
October 2021

The Kwinana Waste to Energy project will develop a waste processing facility which will use moving grate technology to process approximately 400,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste and/or pre-sorted construction and demolition waste per annum to produce approximately 36 MW of baseload power for export to the grid. The Kwinana Waste to Energy project will use Keppel Seghers moving grate technology, which thermally treats the waste and converts the recovered energy into steam to produce electricity. Metallic materials will be recovered and recycled, while other by-products will be reused as construction materials. The Kwinana Waste to Energy facility is an important and significant renewable energy project for Western Australia and Australia. It will be the first thermal utility-scale Waste to Energy facility constructed in the nation, diverting approximately 25 per cent of Perth’s post-recycling rubbish from landfill sites.

This is the FIRST Waste to Energy plant in Australia.

Client Overview

Acciona is a global group that develops and manages sustainable infrastructure solutions, especially in renewable energy. Its business spans the entire value chain, from design and construction through to operation and maintenance. Acciona’s goal is to lead the transition towards a low-carbon economy, bringing technical excellence and innovation to all of its projects to design a better planet. With a presence in more than 60 countries, the company is committed to contributing to the economic and social development of the communities in which it operates.

Acciona was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the waste-to-energy facility in October 2018.

Scope of Work

Mechanical/Structural/Piping works include:

• Installation, alignment and welding of mechanical items, ducting, hoppers, platework in the Boiler Area and Balance of Plant (BOP).

• Piping installation including fabrication of all pipe supports for the Boiler Area and Balance of Plant.

• Major rigging and heavy lift activities associated with installation of the boilers and structural steelwork.

• Site wide modification and optimisation works for the client team.

• Management of nightshift team’s progress and safety performance including several subcontractors.

• Engineering support, creating the test packs, material inspection, fabrication progress monitoring and reporting.

This contract was established due to SIMPEC’s unwavering focus on ensuring our customer needs are met and our teams work safely each and every day.

Key Facts

  • Project includes over 37,000 m of piping
  • As of March 2021, SIMPEC completed 30,000 hours and 200+ days Incident and Injury Free
  • Peak manning of 50 blue collar resources
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