Veolia has announced that it will build and operate one of the world's largest waste-to-energy facilities in Mexico City.
Mexico City/Mexico — The company has been awarded the construction and 30-year operation of the first Waste to Energy facility in Latin America, jointly with global and Mexican companies. This plant will treat 1.6 million tonnes of household waste per year, twice that of the largest facility in France, and will produce 965 GWh of electricity per year to power the Mexico City Metro, Veiolia says.
The 10 million inhabitants of Mexico City produce 13,000 tonnes of waste per day. Today, two-thirds of this waste is sent to landfill. The French company claims that its new energy recovery facility will transform nearly one third of the city's household waste into energy.
"Waste can become a valuable resource. Mexico will favour the treatment of waste and the production of renewable energy. With this major project, we will contribute to improving the quality of life of the citizens of Mexico City and their essential services while also helping fight climate change," explained Gustavo Migues, Executive Vice President Latin America at Veolia.