EEW Energy from Waste is currently building a new plant at its site in Delfzijl. With the new plant, EEW will save 3.5 million cubic metres of natural gas and it will produce extra process steam for the Oosterhorn industrial site in Delfzijl. EEW also has plans to capture CO2 from its flue gases and for the construction of a separating plant to recover raw materials from waste for reuse.
The new plant is EEW’s fourth in Delfzijl. The other three incinerating plants are fed with household waste. The plant, which has an output capacity of 18 megawatt, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2024. Every year, it will process a maximum of 185 ktonnes of sewage sludge from sewage treatment plants. As of 2026, EEW will also start with recovering phosphate from the ash that remains after processing. It is the first thermal-processing plant of the German EEW group for municipal sewage sludge abroad. The photo beneath shows the plant under construction.