BCE to complete Belgrade waste-to-energy plant in November 2022
BELGRADE (Serbia), Sept. 29 (SeeNews) – Serbian company Beo Cista Energija (ECB) plans to complete construction of a waste-to-energy facility near Belgrade in November 2022, the Serbian government said.
After the completion of the project, Belgrade will generate 10% of its heat and 5% of its electricity from waste, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said in a government statement on Tuesday.
Beo Cista Energija is an ad hoc vehicle formed by the French utility company Suez, the Japanese conglomerate Itochu and the pan-European equity fund Marguerite Fund, through the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Agency investment guarantee (MIGA).
The companies entered into a 25-year public-private partnership (PPP) with the city of Belgrade in 2017 for the construction of a facility for the production of energy from waste, a facility for construction and demolition waste ( CDW), the remediation, closure and monitoring of the existing Vinca landfill and the construction of a new EU-compliant landfill, an investment of 300 million euros ($ 350 million).
Beo Cista Energija closed the old landfill on August 2 and opened a landfill for disposal and recycling of construction waste on August 18, Brnabic said on Tuesday.
The waste-to-energy facility will produce up to 30 MW of electricity, plus 56 MW of heat purchased by the municipal company Beogradske Elektrane, thus reducing the consumption of natural gas at its Konjarnik power station by 80% during the cold season .
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