• 04/09/2012
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Keppel in Winning Bid for Polish Waste-to-Energy Plant

Proprietary waste treatment technology of Belgian engineering company Keppel Seghers secures consortium’s win in Bialystok tender.

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( Foto: Keppel Seghers, waste to energy plant in Singapore )

ENGINEERINGNET.EU - Keppel Seghers Belgium part of a consortium that has been awarded a contract for a waste-to-energy combined heat and power project in Poland.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract, awarded to the consortium for the 372 tonnes per day WTE CHP plant, was awarded by Bialystok's municipal solid waste management company.

Keppel Seghers will execute 49.6% of the work scope and supply its proprietary technology to the facility, consisting of an air-cooled grate and a vertical boiler, which are both designed to achieve efficient energy recovery.

The remaining work scope will be undertaken by its consortium partners Budimex, one of Poland's largest construction companies, and the Spanish waste management company CESPA.

Mr Janusz Marek Szymczukiewicz, President of LECH, said, "The bid by the consortium offered the best technical solution particularly in terms of energy production, with low emissions to the atmosphere at low operational cost."

The plant will process approximately 120,000 tons of waste per year, reducing the amount of municipal waste sent to the landfill site in Hryniewicze from over 90% to about 12%.

Construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2013, with the project completion in 2015.

According to Eurostat1, in 2010, Poland produced 315 kg of waste per person. Most of Poland's municipal waste, at about 73%, was landfilled. Of the remaining, 18% was recycled, 8% was composted and 1% was incinerated. Since joining the European Union (EU) in 2004, Poland is committed to the implementation of EU Landfill Directive which involves reducing landfilling of biodegradable waste.