New incineration plant in Ireland is a distinctive unit in the industrial landscape
In association with Ørsted (former Dong Energy), FRIIS & MOLTKE won the competition for a new waste incineration plant in the Republic of Ireland – Dublin Waste to Energy. The plant is located on the Poolbeg Peninsula, not far from central Dublin, and is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Dublin Waste to Energy stands out as a powerful unit in the industrial landscape with its characteristic façade, which inclines inwardly at an angle of 13º. The façade is divided into a heavy base, which serves as the building’s foundation and anchor, and a light metallic screen, which is folded around the technical facility, like a membrane protecting the building from the elements. The building is 194 metres long, 128 metres wide and 52 metres high.
The plant incinerates approx. 500,000 tons of non-recyclable waste, which is converted into approx. 1.5 million MWh per year. Every year the energy is transformed into approx. 500,000 MWh of electricity and potentially 1 million MWh district heating for Dublin, in step with the expansion of the city’s district heating network. CCP and slag are used for the road and cement industries.
Dublin Waste to Energy is nominated for the Irish Concrete Society Award 2018, in the Infrastructural Category.