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Hertfordshire shortlists six for waste project

Hertfordshire County Council has shortlisted six teams for its £800M waste private finance initiative (PFI) project.

Covanta Energy, Eon, MVV Umwelt Shanks and Wheelabrator, Sita UK and Veolia ES Aurora will compete for the 25 year contract that includes the development of a £200M facility to treat up to 270,000t of residual municipal waste per year.

The council’s PFI application features energy from waste (EfW) as its reference technology, but it said that the successful bidder could propose an alternative.

“We will not make a final decision about which company we will appoint until 2011.”

Derrick Ashley, Hertfordshire County Council

“Although we had to identify a reference site and a reference technology for a waste treatment facility in order to secure government funding, the successful bidder may well have completely different suggestions,” said Hertfordshire County Council member for waste executive Derrick Ashley.

“We will not make a final decision about which company we will appoint until 2011.”

MVV Umwelt and Veolia ES Aurora have also been shortlisted by Staffordshire County Council for its 25 year PFI waste contract.

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