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About Us

Avertas Energy is a practical solution to two big community challenges:

  • Disposing of significant quantities of household rubbish
  • Providing additional secure and uninterrupted (baseload) renewable energy

Located in the heart of the Kwinana Industrial Area, south of Perth, Avertas Energy will use world-class technologies to process 400,000 tonnes per year of residual (post recycling) waste, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and delivering 36MW of baseload electricity to the grid.

These outcomes are the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off Perth’s roads and powering 50,000 Perth households every year.

Avertas Energy will receive household waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill, occupying valuable productive land and producing a range of harmful greenhouse gases.

Avertas Energy will use tried and tested moving grate combustion technology already operational in more than 2,000 similar waste-to-energy facilities around the world.

Avertas Energy believes waste-to-energy can act as an essential and integral part of a larger urban waste management strategies and systems, as the process of Recovery complements the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycling) that underpin most modern waste management strategies.

Once fully commissioned, Avertas Energy will not only process residential waste for energy recovery, it will produce ash by-products which are used internationally for construction materials, and recover over 6,000 tonnes per year of recyclable metals not normally recovered by other means.

Located in the heart of
the Kwinana Industrial Area

Avertas Energy facility is designed to process 400,000 tonnes per year of residual (post recycling) Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Location Kwinana, Western Australia

Max electricity delivered: 36MW

Avertas Energy is the first facility in Australia to integrate recovery and reuse of waste with the generation of energy to deliver renewable baseload power.

Objectives

Avertas Energy will develop markets for ash as a component of construction materials, already commonly used in Europe, UK and Japan. The process also recovers metals for recycling. This supports government’s ambitions for landfill diversion targets.

A lifecycle greenhouse gas assessment for the project estimates that potential net reduction in overall carbon emissions will be 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. This independent assessment factors in reductions in landfill gas emissions and other offsets. This is achieved through replacement fossil fuel electricity generation, recovery of recycle metals and the production of alternative construction materials.

Providing a national benchmark for sustainable waste management and take a leadership role in the development of important waste-to-energy initiatives.

Establishing a long-term, reliable waste management and renewable energy generation service to the Western Australian community, which is complementary, informs and encourages other waste management practices such as recycling and composting.

Engaging with local communities and governments to raise awareness and drive improvements in waste source separation and further improve all forms of recycling.

Provide local benefits and synergies such as directing electricity back into the local grid and distributing recovered by-products for use by neighbouring manufacturing companies in the Kwinana Industrial Area, Henderson and Fremantle Port zones.

Creating and maintaining new jobs, Avertas Energy will create more than 800 roles during construction and 60 long-term jobs once operational. As the first waste-to-energy facility in Australia, the construction of this project will create a new skill set for the local job market.

Macquarie Capital offers global corporate finance capabilities underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors. As Australasia’s leading corporate adviser, Macquarie Capital offers unparalleled connectivity across government and corporate clients, specialist expertise, and a complete spectrum of capital solutions including debt, equity and private capital.

Our global presence extends beyond Australia and New Zealand into each of the major regions, including the Americas, Asia and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Dutch Infrastructure Fund is a leading independent fund management company with ca. €5.6 billion of assets under management across seven closed-end investment funds and several co-investment vehicles. Since inception in 2005, Dutch Infrastructure Fund has invested in nearly 200 infrastructure projects, with a total asset value of over €30 billion.

Avertas Energy is a co-development between Macquarie Capital and Dutch Infrastructure Fund.

The international consortium constructing and operating the facility includes Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company Acciona, with technology provider Keppel Seghers, and waste management and energy services company Veolia.

Our brand

Avertas is the Latin word for ‘switch’. We believe strongly in the concept of switching to a new alternative to landfill and a new reliable source of energy. Our new Kwinana waste-to-energy facility will switch communities to sustainable energy that provides a range of benefits.

The boomerang shape of our logo represents the idea of something that is thrown away but returns, such as the delivery to households and businesses of energy that is derived from their waste.