Efficient, just-in-time supply increasing gate fees by 80%

KEA AS – Oslo

KEA AS had experimented with open hold shipping of RDF from the UK but were struggling to attract volume at the right price. They had searched for a few years but with no success, and had a requirement for loose RDF delivered to their bunker.

The existing solution wasn’t efficient: RDF arrived randomly in bulk and 3,000 tonnes then needed moving to an interim storage facility for bale opening which produced a mess at the port, resulting in a low gate fee.

The WTE plant was conscious about media reaction and rejected RDF from Italy due to reputational damage and adverse press coverage. So they needed a clean and efficient solution.

Therefore, we researched a supply chain and found a weekly service that gave a just-in-time solution that was clean and efficient, and raised gate fees by approximately 50%. This service involved splitting the RDF bales when they were loaded onto the destination country transport and were tipped into the bunker where they would break and open as loose RDF.

We improved the solution annually for three years, increasing volume by 200% and gate fees by 80%. Further supply chain improvements will result in the introduction of containers for winter 16/17, with a further increase in efficiency, volume and gate fee.

Solid, credible and good knowledge of the waste market and market drivers. Far-sighted and innovative with good knowledge of the market. Best market insight and an excellent business/market adviser.

Klemetsrudanlegget AS – Norway


Higher gate fees, lower emissions and a cleaner delivery solution

Renova – Gothenburg

After hearing about our success with KEA AS in Oslo, this CHP plant came to us for help. They hadn’t previously imported from the UK, so they needed our experience to help them develop a solution.

In the first year, we sent RDF bales on regular shipping routes as often as four times a week and opened the bales at the port of destination before tipping the contents into the bunker.

During subsequent years, we developed a cheaper solution of using standard sea containers to offer a higher gate fee to the plant. Although we investigated bale opening technology, our final solution of emptying the container and splitting bales manually was preferred and implemented.

One of the great advantages of using sea containers is that the handling of RDF is significantly reduced, and after loading at the UK producer the bales stay contained and intact until the container is opened at its destination plant.

Volumes have been increased by 400% over three years with an increased gate fee increase of almost 70%. The solution results in 85% of vehicles removed from the road by using rail to transport the RDF to the port of exit – saving 83% of CO2 used in road transport.

Andusia were among the first that started RDF export from UK to Scandinavia and today they’re a major player in the trade. Andusia are very focused and dedicated and have good knowledge in sourcing high quality material. They offer a turn-key solution, from sourcing through all the steps until delivery at the client’s bunker.

Renova – Sweden