For many municipalities and counties, a robust thermal WTE facility is the cornerstone of a modern waste management system. It may generate a range of energy outputs: electricity, district heating, steam for industrial processes, desalinated seawater or district cooling. Such facilities can be a valuable local source of secure and stable energy while complementing waste diversion programs and reducing reliance on landfills.

Geosyntec provides the following services in conjunction with waste-to-energy (WTE) plants and other emerging waste conversion technologies:

Concept and Planning Level

  • Assess the veracity of emerging technologies
  • Economic / Pro-Forma assessments
  • Feasibility studies
  • By-product market studies
  • Trouble-shoot existing facilities
  • Siting studies
  • Environmental permitting
  • Supporting engineering services
  • Grant application assistance
  • Presentations to non-technical groups

Geosyntec also provides operational-level support services, often through specialist sub-consultants. These services include facility management and technical assistance, engineering and specialized part sourcing, and performance optimization and combustion control.

Geosyntec, a globally renowned consultant within the waste management industry, provides the full range of technical advisory / owners' engineering services required to plan, manage and implement a WTE project.  We assist our clients through all phases of the project – from idea to operation:

  • Waste strategy development
  • Technology assessments
  • Feasibility studies / business case preparation
  • Technical due diligence of projects and technologies
  • Site assessment
  • Conceptual design and layout
  • Risk and opportunity assessment
  • Project structuring and procurement planning
  • Value engineering
  • Preparation of technical specifications and tender documents
  • Evaluation of proposals, negotiations and contract closure
  • Contract management
  • Supervision and inspection during design, construction and commissioning

We have served a range of clients including public and public-private partnerships including regional/local governments, developers, central government, banks, and international financial institutions.  Our knowledge and experience in planning, procuring and managing the implementation of waste-to-energy projects allows us to provide unbiased, fact-based analyses to help our clients navigate the financial, regulatory, and marketplace challenges associated with WTE, assisting existing and future facility owners and operators in the planning, design and procurement of facilities.  

We also assist in the establishment of WTE facilities under different contracting structures.  For engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, we serve as the Owner's Engineer.  For facilities procured using several contracts, we serve as engineering procurement contract management (EPCM) consultant.  For public–private partnerships (PPPs), we provide technical and project management support to public waste management authorities in the planning, procurement and implementation of transactions.  For operational facilities, we provide asset management advisory services tailor made for waste-to-energy facilities.