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Covanta reaches financial close on waste-to-energy facility in England

Covanta Holding Corp. and Green Investment Group Ltd have reached financial close of the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility in Bedfordshire, England.

Morristown, N.J.-based Covanta and GIG will each hold 40% stake in the project, according to a March 22 news release. Waste supplier Veolia ES (UK) Ltd. will own the remaining 20%.

Veolia will supply the majority of the project's waste supply under a long-term agreement, while the remaining waste will be obtained through other commercial, industrial and municipal counterparties.

Rookery will produce more than 60 MW of electricity through processing the waste, according to the news release, which will be sold into the grid on a merchant basis.

Construction on the facility has begun and it is expected to achieve commercial operations in 2022. Hitachi Zosen Inova AG will lead the construction under an engineering, procurement and construction contract.

Covanta and GIG on Dec. 18 completed financing for the under-development Earls Gate waste-to-energy facility in Grangemouth, Scotland.