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Westenergy Oy Ab owns and operates a modern Waste-to-Energy plant which utilises source-separated combustible waste as fuel. The WtE plant is located in Mustasaari, near the city of Vaasa in Finland and has been in operation since 2012.

The Westenergy Waste-to-Energy plant is an important part of a well-functioning waste management system as in the plant, energy is extracted from non-recyclable waste in an efficient, safe and clean way.

Westenergy’s co-operation partner Vaasan Sähkö Oy uses the steam produced in the plant to produce electricity and district heating. Over one third of the district heating needed in the Vaasa region is produced in the plant.

Westenergy Oy Ab is owned by five municipal waste management companies (Lakeuden Etappi Oy, Ab Stormossen OyVestia Oy, Botniarosk Oy Ab ja Millespakka Oy). The shareholders operate in an area covering approximately 50 municipalities and over 400 000 inhabitants.

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25.04.2018 Westenergy's occupational safety on world's forefront

Westenergy Oy Ab has been classified at the highest level of occupational safety by the Finnish Zero Accident Forum. There has been zero accidents at Westenergy the last two years. The good and safe work practices made it also possible for Westenergy to reach million tonnes of waste used for energy recovery.

Yearly the Zero Acciden Forum classifies their member workplaces based on the successfull development of occupational healthy. Year 2018 they awarded 78 workplaces with occupational safety classification and Westenergy Oy Ab was one of them. Westenergy has been developing the safety culture aimfully by encouraging personnel to make near miss --reports and safety observation, by arranging safety tours and by investing in safety gear. The consisten work has led to 29 months without accidents. 

Besides the classification Westenergy reach another goal on 19.3.2018 when the amount of waste used for energy recovery reached 1 million tonnes. The first waste incineration was on April 2018 and since then Westenergy has been producing electricity and district heating from combustible, non-recyclable municipal waste. If the same amount of municipal waste had been landfilled it would have produced over 15 oo tonnes methane so far.

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