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Spanish recycling major expands its activities in the USA

Spain – FCC Group of Spain, through its US subsidiary FCC Environmental Services, has been awarded a contract for municipal solid waste collection in Polk County, a community of 650 000 in central Florida. The maximum term of the contract is ten years with total revenues reaching US$ 100 million (Euro 90 million), according to the company.

‘This contract reinforces FCC’s footprint in the US environmental services market’, comments the company’s ceo Carlos Jarque. FCC Group currently serves more than 53 million people in 13 countries, with a network of more than 120 recycling facilities and 10 existing waste to energy projects with a capacity over 2.6 million tonnes and 300 megawatt power output.

FCC’s backlog in environmental services hit Euro 12 billion in 2015. In the past few years, the company has seen rapid growth of its activities on the US market. FCC has started construction on a materials recycling facility on the McCommas Bluff landfill in southern Dallas, Texas, won a five year service contract for the treatment and marketing of all the recyclables in University Park, Texas, and secured a contract to manage a solid waste collection contract in Orange County, Florida.

In the UK, meanwhile, the company has recently reached financial close on the Edinburgh & Midlothian Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre facility as well as opening a waste to energy plant in Buckinghamshire. FCC is also shortlisted for a waste to energy plant in Serbia’s capital Belgrade.

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