Deputy Kevin Lewis, Minister for Transport and Technical Services (TTS) has announced that he is seeking appropriate contractors to undertake the transport and the disposal of Air Pollution Control residue (APCr) from the Energy from Waste Plant (EFW).
APCr is the waste that arises from flue gas treatment which traps the harmful elements that come from the burning of waste in the EFW. The export and disposal of APCr has been one of the main priorities for the Minister for TTS since taking up office.
The tender has been divided into two parts. This will allow local companies to apply for the transportation element of the project. The disposal element of the contract will be limited to those companies registered with, and permitted by, the Environment Agency of England and Wales to receive and process APCr. There are no on-Island companies able to do this at present.
The opportunity to tender for the transport of APCr to the outlet specified by TTS will be openly advertised in the Gazette and the States of Jersey E-Procurement Portal. Local companies are being encouraged to tender as well as non-local. There is opportunity for innovation in order to fulfil the needs of the project. A tender seminar for all companies tendering for this project will be held during the tender period in order to ensure all parties have a thorough understanding of the project and are able to identify any and all areas for participation. Tender documents for this project will be available this week on the States of Jersey E-Procurement Portal. Interested parties will need to register on www.tenders.co.je in order to access the documents.
Deputy Kevin Lewis Minister for Transport and Technical Services said: “I am delighted that this toxic waste will be leaving the Island for proper and safe disposal and / or recovery, with an accredited operator in the UK. I have said since taking office that I did not want this waste left as a legacy for future generations.”