FCC Group, through its US subsidiary FCC Environmental Services, has been awarded a contract for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) collection in Polk County, Florida. The maximum term of the contract is 10 years with total revenues reaching a possible $102 million.
Polk County is located in Central Florida, between Orlando and Tampa, and has a population of approximately 650,000 inhabitants. It shares a border with Orange County where FCC was awarded a 10 year MSW collection contract last year.
The new contract for Polk County divided the area into two zones (East and West). Under the terms of the contract FCC will collect refuse, recyclable material, bulk waste and yard waste from all the households located within the Western Zone limits. This is the larger of the areas in terms of population, and includes approximately 75,000 households and 375,000 inhabitants.
Carlos M. Jarque, CEO of FCC Group, congratulated the entire team involved in the project and thanked them for their hard work that made the award possible. “As the second award in Florida for FCC in the municipal services and the fifth in the United States, after the awards in Houston, Dallas, Orange County and University Park, this contract further reinforces FCC’s footprint in the US environmental services market,” said Jarque.
FCC Group has over 100 years of experience in environmental services. It 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 tons and 300 MW power output.
FCC’s backlog in environmental services was 11.826 billion euros at the end of last year, the business area also accounted for 51.7% of FCC Group’s EBITDA in 2015. In the last few years FCC has started construction on a Materials Recycling Facility on the McCommas Bluff Landfill site 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 the company has also recently reached financial close on the Edinburgh & Midlothian EfW facility and officially opened another EfW facility in Buckinghamshire. FCC has also been shortlisted for the Belgrade EfW facility in Serbia.