Dublin Waste to Energy (DWtE) facility
Key Statistics
Client
Dublin City Council and Covanta
PM Group Office
Ireland
Size
Capacity for 600,000 tonnes annually

The Dublin Waste to Energy (DWtE) facility is located in Dublin Port. DWtE is a thermal treatment plant that treats municipal waste that cannot be reused or recycled. The facility was created through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covanta, a provider of sustainable waste and energy solutions.

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Colm O'Mahony

Energy Sector Director

Waste-to-energy facility

PM Group was appointed to support the development of the facility, which is one of Ireland's major energy infrastructure projects. DWtE was the largest project of its kind in Ireland to date. The facility was designed to support the diversion of 600,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill and generate enough electricity for up to 80,000 homes with potential heating for 50,000 additional homes. PM Group provided design, project and construction management services as well as regulatory and permitting assistance. The project ran from 2014 to 2017 and provided over 300 jobs during construction.

Utilising BIM

The delivery of this project required an innovative Building Information Modelling (BIM) Initiative to not only achieve the complex design but to facilitate collaboration by multiple stakeholders in different geographical locations. The result of our BIM initiative was the delivery of accurate, co-ordinated and clash resolved information throughout the project lifecycle.

The long term benefits are that the client has been delivered a building that emulates the design intent and will be a functioning facility for many years to come. Operationally, the BIM initiative provided the client with a ready made library of data that will be used to manage the facility into the future. The project won 'BIM initiative of the year award' at the Irish Building and Design awards.

Watch the progress of the DWTE construction project

Colm O'Mahony

Energy Sector Director