Under the contract, Andusia is to transport 20,000 tonnes of wood waste from Tilbury to Germany to be utilised as steam and energy for a paper production plant.
The move comes as more recyclers are beginning to look at the export market due to rising domestic volumes of waste wood.
The export market came to a near halt during the early days of the pandemic, but the market soon became “flooded” with material, meaning export markets are now picking up again.
While exports have fallen in recent years as domestic biomass plants come online and ramp up capacity, there is still a demand which Andusia, and others, are looking to fill.
Enva is one of the largest wood recyclers in the UK, and operates across 33 facilities in the UK and Ireland, managing a range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials from industrial, commercial, and municipal customers. The company creates products for reuse in manufacturing and energy conversion.
It manages seven waste wood sites around the country, helping to divert waste wood from landfill through recovery and reprocessing.
Since the beginning of the year, Andusia has secured a contract renewal with South Coast Skips Ltd to export 6,250 tonnes of refuse derived fuel (RDF) over a 12-month period.
It has also signed a 12-month contract with waste management company AEB Amsterdam to supply the company with 20,000 tonnes of RDF.
This comes after Andusia reported in 2021 that waste volumes have stabilised after a “huge decline” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The waste fuel specialist then predicted that waste volumes would have returned to pre-Covid levels by 2022 (see letsrecycle.com story).