Since 1 April, AEB has a new on-site storage depot. It can store more than 8,000 bales – a total of 20,000 tons of waste. The new depot is a major improvement in our logistics process and provision of services. It often happens that more waste is delivered than we can process at a time. Previously, we had to temporarily store excess waste at an external location, which entailed additional transport movements. Having our own storage capability enables us to operate more flexibly: when bunker levels are low, we use the buffer we have on site and when levels are high, we temporarily store the excess waste at our own depot.
The depot was officially opened on 1 April with the arrival of the first shipment of bales from England. This also marked the moment that deliveries from England returned to normal after we were forced to suspend them for a time following the fire in November last year. From the end of April, we can once again completely fulfil our contractual agreements with our UK customers.