Waste-to-Energy Plants in France
Bissy
Location: Chambery
Operator: SCDC Chambery
Configuration: 1 X 2.7 MW CHP
Operation: 1996
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Sogea, Fire Power
T/G supplier: GEC-Alstom
EPC: Sogea
Quick Facts: This WTE site also has two 4.8-MW Centrax CX501-KB7 gas turbine pacakges.

Photograph courtesy of SCDC Chambery
Posted 22 Jun 2013

Bourgoin-Jallieu
Location: Isere
Operator: Veolia Proprete
Configuration: 1 X 14MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM
T/G supplier: Thermodyn
EPC: CNIM
Quick Facts: This two-line WTE plant iis owned ans supplied SITOM Nord Isere covering eight intrcommunal agencies in four departments. 2015 throughput was 169,000t of MSW. Power prodiuction was 389 GWh Veolia was contacted to run the plant in Ayg 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Veolia
Posted 30 Oct 2016

Calce
Location: Pyrénées-Orientales
Operator: CYDEL
Configuration: 1 X 21.6 MW CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll Inova
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This two-line WTE plant is 15km from Perpignan. SYDETOM 66 is a regional waste collection association covering the municipalities in the eastern Pyrenees with around 400,000 inhabitants. It was set up in 1996 and developed the Calce site on a BOT basis making the award to CYDEL, a 100% subsidiary of Tiru. A sorting center opened in Feb 2002 and the power station was commissioned in Jul 2003. Design throughput is 179,000 tpy of of household waste, wastewater sludge, and hospital waste, and 30,000 tpy from other collections. Three deep wells supply all needed water for the facility.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 8 Apr 2007

Douchy-les-Mines
Location: Nord
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 6 MW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin, Leroux & Lotz
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This incineration plant was opened in 1977 was taken over by a 50:50 joint venture of Tiru and SGI in 2000. A T/G set was added in 2004. Design capacity is 88,000 tpy from customer SIAVED.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 8 Apr 2007

Gien
Location: France
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 5.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1997
Fuel: refuse, wastewater sludge
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Holter, Ebara
T/G supplier: Dresser
EPC: Lurgi
Quick Facts: Gien burns household waste, commercial waste, hospital waste and waste water sludge for customer SYCTOM operating in Gien and Châteauneuf-sur-Loire. Nominal throughput is 80,000 tpy. The plant has two ROWITEC rotating CFB incinerators, cyclone, spray absorber, and fabric filter.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Re-posted 8 Apr 2007

Isséane
Location: Paris
Operator: SYCTOM
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: Alstom, Jeumont
EPC: Von Roll
Quick Facts: Over half of this facility is built underground. Its design and engineering features were designed to minimize local environmental and aesthetic impacts. Design throughput is 460,000 tpy of MSW. SYCTOM was formed in 1984 and is the largest household waste treatment association in France serving Paris and 88 municipalities of the Petite Couronne region with over 5.5mn people. In total, annual waste handled is about 2.7mn tpy.

Photograph and copyright by Cabinets Dubosc & Landowski and courtesy of SYCTOM
Posted 6 Jun 2007

Ivry Paris XIII
Location: Paris
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 63 MW CHP
Operation: 1969
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM, Martin
T/G supplier: Alsthom
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This was one of the first, large-scale, single-unit WTE plants in the world. Throughput is 690,000 tpy of MSW using two incineration lines with grate furnaces.

Photograph by Vann Leborgne and courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 8 Apr 2007

Noidan-le-Ferroux
Location: Haute-Saone
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 3.1 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Leroux & Lotz
T/G supplier: Interpec, Nadrowski
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This plant processes about 41,000 tpy of household and commercial waste from regional waste agency SYTEVOM using oscillating kilns. Average output is about 17 GWh/yr sold to EDF.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 20 May 2007

Pontex-les-Forge
Location: Landes
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 2.4 MW CHP
Operation: 1997
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Cyclergie, Leroux & Lotz
T/G supplier: Dresser
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This plant processes about 40,000 tpy of household and commercial waste using oscillating kilns. The Pays de Born waste collection agency provides serves for a population of 34,000, which triples in the summer.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 14 Apr 2007

Sausheim
Location: Haut-Rhin
Operator: SIVOM Mulhouse
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: refuse, sewage sludge
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Lurgi, Alstom
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Lurgi, Ebara
Quick Facts: The plant has two identical lines with ROWITEC rotating CFB incinerators, cyclones, ESPs, and wet flue gas cleaning systems.

Photograph courtesy of Lurgi-Lentjes
Posted 21 Aug 2004

SIDOM Antibes
Location: Alpes-Maritimes
Operator: Veolia Proprete
Configuration: 1 X 11-MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM, Martin
T/G supplier: Thermodyn
EPC: CNIM
Quick Facts: A €56mn modernization program was completed at the WTE in Mar 2009. This included new APCS equipment, a turbo-generator, and an extensive overhaul of the plant wastewater syste. That same month, SICO ANtibes signed a 15yr PPA with EDGbor 60 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Vinci
Posted 30 Oct 2016

Smitom
Location: Bas-Rhin
Operator: SMITOM de Haguenau-Saverne
Configuration: 1 X 3 MW CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Itisa
T/G supplier: KKK
Quick Facts: The plant has two lines with a capacity of about 80,000 tpy of MSW. Steam is sold to Papeterie de Schweighouse-Sur-Moder and electricity to Electricité de Strasbourg. The plant cost was about €37mn.

Photograph courtesy of SMITOM de Haguenau-Saverne
Posted 4 Feb 2006

St-Ouen
Location: Seine-St-Denis
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 10 MW CHP
Operation: 1990
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Cyclergie, Leroux & Lotz
T/G supplier: Alsthom
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: In 2002, this plant started operations of the first French system for removal of bottom ash by rail. Part of the SYCTOM waste system. St-Ouen has three lines and can handle 630,000 tpy of waste.

Photograph by Vann Leborgne and courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 14 Apr 2007

Sonirval Nevers
Location: Nievre
Operator: Veolia Proprete
Configuration: 1 X 3.3 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: Nadrowski, Interpec
Quick Facts: The plant has two identical lines with ROWITEC rotating CFB incinerators, cyclones, ESPs, and wet flue gas cleaning systems.

Photograph courtesy of Ademe
Posted 23 May 2007

Sonitherm Nice
Location: Alpes-Maritimes
Operator: Veolia Proprete
Configuration: 1 X 5.5 MW, 1 X 8.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1982-1998
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM, Martin
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: CNIM
Quick Facts: The first incinerator for the City of Nice began operations in 1932. In 1975, the authorties decidd to build a moder incinerator and Sonitherm was fomred in 1979. Third and fourht lines were added in 1982 an d1987, respectivelu and a new wet scrubber system was built in 1998. There is a backup boiler for the city heating system. Total MSW thoughput in 2014 was 335,000t. Veolia has a long-term operations contract

Photograph courtesy of www.archi-guide.com
Posted 30 Oct 2016

Strasbourg
Location: Bas-Rhin
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW CHP
Operation: 1995
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll, SACM
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This plant started up in 1974 and operation was taken over by Tiru in 1995. Ownership is by Tiru (66%) and Electricite de Strasbourg (34%). Nominal capacity is 350,000 tpy with waste gathered from 27 municipalities in the Strasbourg area. The plant has four treatment lines.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 14 Apr 2007

Tredi Block-3
Location: Seche Environnement
Operator: Isere
Configuration: 1 X 14.6 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: BEFS-PEC
Quick Facts: This plant is in Salaise-on -Sanne on the banks of the Rhone between Vienne and Valence. It consists of three separate treatment systems, the first two for industrial waste and the third for combustion of up to 16 tph of special wastes of various kinds.

Photograph by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek and courtesy of AFP
Posted 21 Mar 2016

Valenciennes (Saint-Saulve)
Location: Nord
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1977
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin, CNIM
T/G supplier: Alsthom
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: Only one of the turbosets is operational at a time. The client is ECOVALOR, Syndicat Intercommunal de Valorisation des Déchets Ménagers du Hainaut-Valenciennois. The waste company was formed in 1973 and serves 51 communes. This plant processes about 132,000 tpy of household and commercial waste.

Photograph by Vann Leborgne and courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 20 May 2007

Vernea
Location: Puy-de-Dome
Operator: SUEZ Environnement France
Configuration: 1 X 17-MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: refuse, biogas
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Vinci
T/G supplier: Thermodyn, Indar
EPC: Vinci
Quick Facts: This €200mn WTE plant in Clermont-Ferrand was set up to process ~ 230,000 tpy of MSW collected by VALTOM from Puy-de-Dome and northern Haute-Loire. Electricity production is around 120 GWh/yr of which about 80% is exported to the grid.

Photograph courtesy of ENGIE
Posted 9 Oct 2015

La Veuve
Location: Marne
Operator: Veolia Proprete
Configuration: 1 X 8.8-MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM
T/G supplier: Thermodyn
EPC: CNIM
Quick Facts: This plant is owned by SYVALOM, the waste management company for all of Marne department except for Reims. This covers 19 local entities with about 350,000 inhabitants. Some 100,000 tpy of MSW is treated with about 48 GWh/yr supplied to the grid. The plant went commercial on 2 Jan 2006 and is operated by Veolia.

Photograph courtesy of SYVALOM
Posted 30 Oct 2016

Villefrance-sur-Saone
Location: Rhone
Operator: Tiru
Configuration: 1 X 6.15 MW CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin, CNIM
T/G supplier: Peter Brotherhood
EPC: Tiru
Quick Facts: This incineration-only site was rebuilt for power production. The customer is SYTRAIVAL, created in 1978 to serve municipalities in Ain and Rhône departnments with 239,000 inhabitants. Plant output serves a local heating network.

Photograph courtesy of Groupe Tiru
Posted 20 May 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 30-Oct-2016

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