Waste to energy

There are several plants at the site in Doel which mainly process non-hazardous waste products. Their size and capacity make this a site of global proportions. There are

  • 3 grate incinerators;
  • 3 fluidized bed incinerators;
  • a pre-treatment plant for energy-rich waste;
  • a processing centre for lamps and other mercurial waste;
  • an ash treatment plant;
  • a dispatch warehouse;
  • a category 2 landfill;
  • a category 1 landfill;

 

Doel site: steam and power for 170,000 families

The largest and most important plants are Indaver’s three grate incinerators and SLECO’s three fluidized bed incinerators. Together they process more than one million tonnes of waste per annum. This waste consists of household rubbish, similar industrial waste and sludge. Today the steam which is released during incineration is converted into electricity via three turbines. The electricity is used at their own premises. The rest is fed into the electricity grid. The site at Doel supplies enough energy to meet the electricity needs of 170,000 households. Some of the steam is supplied directly to neighbouring company Ineos Phenol, which uses the steam in its production processes. Because almost half of the waste that is processed in these plants is bio-organic, half of the recovered energy is renewable.