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Ferrovial's AmeyCespa buys waste firm Donarbon for £48.6M

Amey and its joint venture partner Cespa (AmeyCespa), both subsidiaries of Ferrovial, today announced their acquisition of waste management firm Donarbon.

Donarbon is currently delivering a 28 year waste management PFI contract in Cambridgeshire worth £730M with Cambridgeshire County Council. The company has waste treatment facilities in Cambridgeshire and a landfill operation.

It also operates a further two transfer stations, nine household waste recycling centres and other industrial and commercial services in the region.

“AmeyCespa is using the combined experience of Cespa in the waste sector and Amey’s knowledge of providing public services in the UK to grow its presence across the UK,” said Amey chief executive Mel Ewell. “The acquisition further strengthens our commitment to the UK‘s waste sector and the Eastern region. We very much look forward to working with Cambridgeshire County Council and the local community to deliver a first-class waste management service over the next 28 years.“

Donarbon Group director Mark Davenport will transfer to AmeyCespa to run the business.

“AmeyCespa will bring a wealth of waste management experience and best practice to Cambridgeshire,” he said. “I look forward to working with everyone at AmeyCespa, as it’s not only excellent news for the development of our employees but for the region as a whole.”

In June, AmeyCespa was named preferred bidder for the North Yorkshire County Council & City of York Council residual waste PFI.

The company has proposed plans to build a waste recycling and energy recovery facility named Allerton Waste Recovery Park, which will deliver a more environmentally responsible and cost effective solution for waste management in the two areas. In addition, AmeyCespa is shortlisted for the Norfolk Waste PFI – a 25 year contract to treat 100% of Norfolk’s contract waste.

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