Buttimer engineering were again pivotal in the completion of a multi-million euro project, providing its mechanical engineering expertise at the Poolbeg Incinerator. The initiative was headed by Dublin City Council and Covanta Energy, with the intention of tackling Dublin's growing waste issue.
Employed by Switzerland based International waste to energy company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), Buttimer were tasked with receiving, managing and of course installing key mechanical engineering process packages. The video below shows the incredible transformation of the Poolbeg site, from when work began in September 2014 to its first waste delivery in April 2017. It is projected that the plant will take in up to 600,000 tonnes of waste per year, which otherwise would be sent to landfill. This will then generate enough electricity to power 80,000 homes annually, as well as heating for a further 50,000 homes.
The Poolbeg incinerator is one of HZIs largest international plants with an annual capacity of 550,000 tonnes. It goes without saying that Poolbeg is now Irelands biggest incinerator and is expected to handle substantial volumes of waste from Dublin and its surrounding regions. Buttimer Engineering are proud to have been part of such a historic project and are delighted to have yet another satisfied client.