Urbaser Environnement wins the operating contract for the Isséane Waste-To-Energy plant

Urbaser Environnement will be the future operator of the Isséane Waste-To-Energy facility, owned by the “Syctom, l’Agence Métropolitaine des déchets”, which is the public agency in charge of the municipal solid waste treatment of 85 municipalities from the Paris Region, including the city of Paris. The contract takes effect from next September and runs for 99 months, i.e. 8 years and 3 months.


Urbaser Environnement wins the operating contract for the Isséane Waste-To-Energy plant

Syctom informed Urbaser Environnement of its decision to award the operating contract for the Isséane waste-to-energy plant on 20 June 2019. The contract will represent a total turnover of approximately €220 M.

The waste facility, on the banks of the Seine, in Issy-les-Moulineaux, has been running since 2008 and can process 510,000 tonnes of MSW per year. It receives the household waste from 22 municipalities belonging to the Syctom, and generates enough heat energy to supply almost 80,000 homes, as well as electricity to cover its own needs and to send the rest to the EDF network grid. Isséane, alone, turns every day a quarter of Syctom’s household waste into power.

Greater energy efficiency

The successful Urbaser offer will permit a significant increase of the energy efficiency of the plant boosting the steam supply to the CPCU (Paris Urban Heating Company). It will also provide concrete solutions for public service continuity and will secure the facility’s long-term future, especially with the introduction of a new-generation combustion management system, and a major maintenance and renewal programme (GER).

Commitment to maintain social conditions

All employees at the facility will be integrated in the future “Issy Urbaser Energie” operating company, subsidiary of Urbaser. Urbaser also pledged that all staff, including new recruits, will benefit from the IEG statutes conditions (statutes from the French Electricity and Gas Industries).

Operating Isséane plant in a sustainable development approach

Urbaser Environnement highlighted its sustainable development approach which will be part of the quality certification to be developed for Isséane.

Through the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001 quality certifications, Urbaser is focusing on improving performances in the frame of the environmental monitoring scheme, involving, in particular, limiting electricity and heat consumption.

Urbaser Environnement will also improve Isséane’s environmental footprint by transporting 92% of incineration slag by waterways.

Isséane is one of France’s largest Waste-To-Energy facilities in terms of its processing capacity, followed closely by the Metropolis Aix-Marseille Provence energy recovery plant, built and also operated by Urbaser.

 Claude Saint-Joly« Through the future operation, for the account of the largest French metropolitan waste management public entity, of this Waste-To-Energy facility, which is a true technical, environmental and architectural flagship for the local territory, Urbaser Environnement confirms its role as a major player in the French household waste processing market. »

Claude Saint-Joly,
Chairman and CEO Urbaser Environnement