An isometric render of the design of Kwinana, Australia's first thermal waste-to-energy facility
An isometric render of the design of Kwinana, Australia's first thermal waste-to-energy facility

Energy

Delivering Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility

~$A700 million Avertas Energy project in Western Australia.

Sector Energy
Sub-sector Renewables
Location Australia

Opportunity

As Australia’s population grows, establishing infrastructure that maximises the diversion of waste from landfill is critical, along with the ability to recover products and energy in a sustainable way.


Action

Macquarie is a co-developer, financial adviser and equity investor in the ~$A700 million project. Macquarie is also responsible for delivery of the facility, scheduled to open by the end of 2021.

Outcome

Building long-term waste supply agreements with Rivers Regional Council and City of Kwinana.

25% of Perth's post-recycling rubbish

to be diverted from WA landfill per annum

Reduction of 400,000 tonnes

of CO2 emissions annually

36MW

of reliable baseload energy to be exported to the grid, the electricity needs of >50,000 households

Creation of 800+ jobs

in WA during construction and 60 full-time positions once operational

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