Monday, February 19, 2018

New Multimodal Logistics Terminal to Aid UK Recycling Concerns

Waste to be Exported as Fuel
Shipping News Feature
UK – NORWAY – With the headlines in the UK full of stories regarding China's refusal to accept any more of the UK's recycled rubbish, the search is on for a new way to dispose of something which, in recent years, has been the country's biggest export commodity by volume. Now comes news of a new multimodal logistics terminal at the Port of Fredrikstad which may go some way to alleviate the problem.

Geminor, one of Europe’s leading waste to energy specialists is dedicating its latest investment to handle more than 120,000 tonnes of baled refuse derived fuel (RDF). The product will be drawn from four locations across the UK and be shipped across to Norway from Immingham, in partnership with DFDS logistics. 20,000 tonnes of the fuel will come from the nearby Port of Brevik and the waste will be distributed to some of Norway’s leading waste recovery facilities, including Bio-El, Energos Gasification Plant at Borregård and Sarpsborg Avfalls Energi AS.

The new logistics hub will be capable of storing 5,000 tonnes of RDF to be stored at any one time. Due to fluctuating requirements for district heating, this provides a valuable buffer in times of high feedstock demand and commenting on the opening, Oliver Caunce, Business Development Manager at Geminor UK, said:

“Launching an all-new multimodal logistics facility at the Port of Fredrikstad represents yet another impressive milestone for Geminor. The facility will help us further momentum across Norway, as well as support EfW facilities in times of fluctuating fuel requirements.”