In addition to contract renewals with existing customers, the Group has recently been awarded new contracts, with terms of up to three years, for ash from several EfW plants across the UK. The annual volume of ash from these new EfW plants is around half of the Group’s existing annual ash volumes. The additional volume from these contracts is expected to impact incrementally from late 2019 through 2020 as these EfW plants are commissioned, with the greater impact expected through 2020 onwards. These wins underpin current market expectations for 2019 and growth during 2020 and beyond.
Finally, the Group is also pleased to announce the signing of a three-year framework agreement with Land & Water Ltd, the market leading specialist for dredging of inland waterways, to preferentially treat and landfill (hazardous) materials arising from their dredging activities, which again underpins current market expectations.