FCC, through FCC Environmental Services, its American subsidiary, has been awarded a contract to provide the processing and marketing services relating to recyclables from the City of Mesquite, Texas. The total value of the contract is approximately 1.5 million dollars for a period of up to five years.
The City of Mesquite has a population of 145,000 inhabitants and is one of the ten largest cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Together with Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and University Park, FCC will provide services for the treatment of recyclables to 2,000,000 people in North Texas.
With this latest contract, FCC has ensured the processing of 75,000 tons of recyclables for 2017, in its recently opened Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Dallas. This contract is the seventh one signed by FCC in the past two years in the US, and is the fifth one in the State of Texas. To date, the backlog relating to these contracts stands at around 562 million dollars.
The first contracts awarded to FCC in Texas were for the transportation of biosolid waste in the city of Houston, the construction and management of the new MRF in McCommas Bluff Landfill facilities in south Dallas, and to the treatment and commercialisation of all recyclable waste in University Park. Furthermore, FCC has recently been awarded two MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) collection contracts in Polk County and Orange County in the state of Florida.
FCC’s environment area has continued to grow internationally in recent years. In the United Kingdom, the company commenced the construction of the Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre in Edinburgh and Midlothian in 2016, and also officially opened an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in Buckinghamshire. At the end of last year, FCC secured several municipal waste collection contracts in Barrow-in-Furness borough council, Cumbria (United Kingdom), and in the city of Prostějov (Czech Republic). FCC has also pre-qualified for a Waste-to-Energy and recycling complex in Belgrade (Serbia)
FCC Group is a worldwide leader in environmental services, infrastructure and water management, with a history stretching back over 100 years across these sectors. Its environment area currently provides services to over 59 million people in 13 countries. The company has a network comprising over 200 recycling and treatment plants and 10 Energy from Waste conversion projects, with a capacity of over 2.6 million tonnes and 300 MWe of power.