Carolina Software Welcomes FCC to the WasteWORKS Family
Carolina Software is proud to welcome new customer, FCC (Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas), to the WasteWORKS family. They recently opened a state of the art recycling facility in Dallas, TX and they enlisted WasteWORKS to provide them with the ticketing, reporting and billing tools to manage their MRF operations. While folks in the US may be less familiar with FCC, this is certainly not their first rodeo, as you’ll see below. They’ve been kind enough to provide the following information about the company and this impressive new facility.
In Their Own Words
During the last two weeks of December, FCC’s new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on the McCommas Bluff Landfill site in southern Dallas, Texas, had successfully received and processed more than 1,000 tons of Single Stream materials coming from the City of Dallas. And these numbers have continued to grow. The performance test carried out with the City representatives met and exceeded all the expectations. The state of the art plant, which has been built and financed by FCC Environmental Services (the US subsidiary of FCC–the global environmental services, infrastructure and water management group), will be operated by the company for a period of 15 years, with a possible extension for a further 10 years. FCC opened its operations on January 2nd, 2017 receiving single-stream material from the City of Dallas, as well as from the City of University Park, Texas. In November of 2016, University Park awarded FCC a five year service contract for the treatment and marketing of all the City recyclables.
The expected backlog for the Dallas MRF is around 290 million euros (300 million dollars) over the course of its lifetime. It will use the latest sorting and classification techniques, including artificial vision, as well as optical and gravimetric sorting machines. All of the waste collected in a single recycling container will be sorted into different categories. It will recycle and bring thousands of tons of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metals produced by the citizens of Dallas, back to the market, following circular economy principles. FCC has installed WasteWORKS software for both entry and exit scales. The software and hardware systems provide scale management and transaction processing for the site’s high volume inbound tonnage and outbound recyclables. The WasteWORKS system provides live data and is able to control inbound and outbound traffic efficiently.
The contract to build and operate a plant to manage all of the recyclable waste for the City of Dallas was awarded to FCC in November 2015. Construction on the state-of-the-art facility began at the start of 2016. The design was based on the idea of helping the city to meet the following waste diversion goals: 40 percent by 2020, 60 percent by 2030, and 80 percent (“zero waste”) by 2040.
FCC Group has over 100 years of experience in environmental services. It currently serves more than 5,000 municipalities in 35 countries, with a network of more than 220 recycling facilities and 10 existing waste to energy projects with an annual capacity over 2.6 million tons and 300 MW power output. The backlog ended the year 2016 at 30,589.9 million euro, 85.4% of which is concentrated in the Environmental Services and Water divisions. The group’s Environmental Services and Water divisions accounted for 80.4% of overall EBITDA in 2016.