In the beginning of 2014 N+P announced that the first vessel with Solid recovered fuels (SRF) from Grimsby (UK) was supplied into the Portuguese cement industry. Now N+P can proudly announce the signing of a 5 year contract for the supply of SRF into a number of cement plants belonging to the Portuguese cement companies Secil and Cimpor. The contract is signed with Gestão Ambiental e Valorização Energética, a subsidiary company of Secil, Cimpor and SGVR, responsible for sourcing and supply of alternative fuels and raw materials into the Portuguese cement industry.
By signing this contract N+P committed to supply over 700.000 ton of SRF in the next five years. The majority of the SRF is already sourced and contracted at well established companies in the UK recycling market. A minor part of the volume will be sourced in Italy and France. In the last years N+P has built a reliable logistic chain, using both containers and bulk vessels. In the past months several TFS notifications are applied and both the country of origin and destination have approved the notifications according to the European waste shipment legislation.
Karel Jennissen chairman of N+P added:
“In the past years we invested millions in developing the UK market, to provide end users of our SRF sustainable supply concept. We put a lot of effort in optimizing quality levels of SRF in the UK market, as well we invested in the development of sustainable logistic chains. Now N+P has several port sites at strategic locations and the possibility to use a large number of sea containers. These factors combined make us a very reliable partner for the supply of high quality alternative fuels”
As an added service to the producers and end-users of SRF, N+P formed a fuel support team. Members of this team each have their own specialties, either in the production of alternative fuels or in the usage of alternative fuels. By consulting our fuel support team, our customers are able to produce better quality alternative fuels and end-users are able to achieve higher substitution rates.
The next step in the relationship between the companies is supply of end of life tires, Subcoal® pellets and car wreck waste from the UK market into the Portuguese cement industry. The total demand of these materials together is close to 100.000 ton per year.