Eptisa (Spain) will manage the project of the waste incinerator in Bucharest

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Bucharest City Hall (PMB) awarded to the association formed by Eptisa Romania and Eptisa Servicios de Ingenieria the contract for the project manager services for the construction of a municipal waste-power plant in the Capital. According to www.profit.ro, the estimated contract of 3.2 million lei, excluding VAT, was granted on 25 June for the amount of 2.65 million lei, excluding VAT.

According to the Bucharest Water and Sanitation Strategy, adopted in 2015, the City Hall will build a thermal treatment and energy recovery of municipal waste plant, which will produce both electric and thermal energy.

The location of the investment has not yet been established, but in order to develop such a large investment there is a need for an infrastructure with access to the natural gas network, the thermal network, the power grid, as well as the needed space for construction and access to all other utilities. “The current land of CET Progresu is the optimal location for such an investment,” said Claudiu Crețu, ELCEN’s special administrator, at the conference “The power of cogeneration – subsidies, technologies, business models” organized by energynomics.ro on June 21st.

The model that the Bucharest authorities are considering is the 6 MW Spittelau waste incineration plant in Vienna, one of four units of this type providing in total about a quarter of the heat demand in the capital of Austria.

For the project of the waste-based cogeneration plant a co-financing of about 170 million, from EU funds, is available through the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme.

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  1. 2019 may be the year Europe stops financing the incineration of precious resources: the European Parliament’s proposal to cut EU subsidies to waste disposal and incineration facilities within the scope of the Cohesion Fund is a major step towards a smarter, safer and more circular system.

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