In this role he will oversee the building and operation of the 600,000 tonne Dublin waste-to-energy (DWTE) facility in Poolbeg, Dublin. Work on the €500 million (US$529 million) project commenced late last year and operations are targeted for late 2017.
Mr. Daly moves to Covanta from Bord na Mona, where he was Head of its Resource Recovery Unit since 2013. There he oversaw the commercial and domestic waste management business across seven sites in the Republic of Ireland.
Mr. Daly previously held positions with Kingspan Environmental & Renewables as Divisional Operations Director, Onyx Ireland Ltd. (Veolia Group) as Managing Director. He has also served as Deputy Chairman of the Irish Waste Management Association.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Matthew R. Mulcahy, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development with Covanta said,
“We are delighted to welcome John to the Covanta team. He has worked as a senior executive at a range of environmental businesses and he brings a wealth of relevant experience to the exciting and challenging task of building the Dublin Waste-to-Energy facility and taking it into operations in 2017.”
Mr. Daly added,
“It’s a great privilege to be named General Manager of the DWTE project. This is a landmark development in state-of-the-art waste management for the Dublin Region, and for Ireland. The project will deliver a long-term sustainable waste management solution which will divert post-recycled waste from landfills, generate renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gases, all while providing a meaningful boost to the economy.”
He also stressed the importance of developing positive relations with the local community in the Sandymount, Ringsend and Irishtown areas, and said he would work steadfastly to maintain an accountable and transparent relationship with local residents and other stakeholders.