Dublin City Council has said that the Dublin Waste to Energy project is still on track and the statutory processes - including the planning application by Dublin City Council to An Bord Pleanála and the application to the Environmental Protection Agency for a license to operate the proposed waste to energy plant for up to 600,000 tonnes of waste annually - are continuing.
Danish Oil and Natural Gas (DONG Energy) - Elsam's new owners - wish to make changes to the commercial arrangements that were agreed between Elsam Ireland and Dublin City Council in 2005 - and discussions are ongoing between Dublin City Council and DONG Energy. Elsam was selected to design, build, operate and finance the Dublin plant.
"The waste to energy project for Dublin is still going ahead" - says Matt Twomey, Assistant City Manager, Dublin City Council. "DONG Energy wish to make changes to the commercial arrangements of the project - including how the project will be financed - and we are in discussions with them about the changes they wish to make. We will issue a statement when these discussions are concluded."
An Bord Pleanála has asked Dublin City Council to put on public display new information recently submitted by the City Council to An Bord Pleanála. This is being arranged.