Madrid, October 16
One of the most important aspects of the reform is the environmental one. The new facilities will have photovoltaic panels, the valorization of recyclable materials contained in the different fractions will increase and, therefore, the generation of rejects destined for landfill will be reduced.
The City Council of Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) has awarded FCC Medio Ambiente the new contract for the modernization and exploitation of the Las Calandrias Environmental Complex, which will serve more than 450,000 inhabitants of different municipalities in the area. The contract portfolio amounts to 317 million euros for the next 20 years, with a possible extension of one year, and it is estimated that the renovation works will be completed in 18 months. The modernization, for which an investment of 40.8 million euros, aims to provide the facilities with the most advanced technology in recycling, with maximum flexibility and modularity to face the recovery challenges of the European Union and achieve the sustainable development objectives (SDG) of the Agenda 2030. The total capacity of the plant will be close to 260,000 tons of waste per year, which is broken down into 195,000 tons/year of rest fraction, 5,000 tons/year of light packaging and 60,090 tons/year of selective collection organic fraction (FORS).One of the most important aspects of the reform is the environmental one. The new facilities will have photovoltaic panels, the recovery of recyclable materials contained in the different fractions will increase and, therefore, the generation of rejects destined for landfill will be reduced. Furthermore, in order to integrate the structure into the natural environment, green areas will be introduced and the buildings will have BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) certification of sustainable buildings that will contribute to mitigating the negative impact on the environment.The new contract is committed to the automation of new shared selection and classification lines for rest fractions and light packaging. Thus, the number of cutting-edge optical separators will be significantly increased and all materials will be recirculated with the aim of increasing the flexibility of the lines and maximizing recovery effectiveness. The weighing and access control facilities are also automated and the waste reception areas are improved and expanded, which will provide the plant with sufficient capacity to house the material received for up to four days. A new FORS sorting line will be introduced, accompanied by technical complements such as a manual sorting cabin in order to minimize installation rejection. The construction of an administrative building, a changing room and dining room building and new parking areas will also be carried out. The modernization introduces other important innovations such as a treatment system to minimize odors from the biological processing of organic matter, new lines refining, a compost and biostabilized warehouse and a leachate treatment facility. Centralized supervision of all processes will also be carried out from the new control room. Finally, with regard to social sustainability, the hiring of long-term unemployed people, people from groups at risk of vulnerability and those coming from a Special Employment Center, both for new hires and for replacements due to absenteeism and vacations. About FCC Medio Ambiente FCC Medio Ambiente is the FCC Group company that has been providing municipal services and management for more than 120 years. comprehensive waste. It currently serves 66 million people in 5,200 municipalities around the world. It annually manages 24.6 million tons of waste and produces 6.35 million tons of secondary raw materials (SPM) and waste-derived fuel (RDF) through more than 800 operational waste management facilities of which 200 are environmental complexes.
Contact Contact name: FCC Medio Ambiente Contact phone: 91 757 33 27