Waste

Beo Čista Energija starts producing energy from waste at Vinča landfill in Belgrade

Beo Cista Energija waste-to-energy production starts

Photo: Beo Čista Energija

Published

February 13, 2023

Country

Comments

1

Share

Published:

February 13, 2023

Country:

Comments:

1

Share

Beo Čista Energija, the joint venture operating the Vinča landfill in Serbia’s capital Belgrade, has started the production of electricity and heat from waste.

The start of waste incineration is the final phase of testing of the waste-to-energy facility, with the plan to finish it by June, according to Beo Čista Energija.

The firm said the plant, with a capacity of 103 MW, could then reach full capacity, pending numerous permits.

The waste-to energy facility is one of the most important segments of the public-private partnership (PPP) for the rehabilitation of the Vinča landfill. The new regional sanitary landfill started operation in mid-2021.

The cogeneration unit should reach full capacity by June

Information about the start of the incinerator operation was published on Beo Čiste Energija’s YouTube channel. The video is titled ‘Achievement of First Fire with Waste’.

After successfully completing cold commissioning activities, Beo Čista Energija set the “first fire with waste in energy-from-waste plant”, the first of its kind in Serbia and the Balkan region, according to the video.

The heat and power plant’s annual capacity is 340,000 tons of waste

The waste bunker can store enough material for 4.5 days of the facility’s operation. The plant’s annual capacity is 340,000 tons of waste. The estimated electricity and heat capacity is 30.24 MW and 56.5 MW, respectively.

Beo Čista Energija said in the video that it would generate enough electricity from waste to meet the needs of 5% of households in Belgrade together with heat for 10% of households.

In 2017, Suez and Itochu signed a 25-year public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with the City of Belgrade. The Marguerite II infrastructure fund later joined the project, and within the merger of Suez and Veolia, Veolia took over Suez’s share.

The investment is financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB).

The project envisages a facility for processing construction waste and another for the utilization of landfill gas. As part of the deal, the operator agreed to rehabilitate and close the existing landfill and build the new one in line with European Union standards.

Comments (1)
Simba Nicholas / February 22, 2023

Great in Nairobi Kenya we have submitted bids for a similar plant. However financing is a major impediment should we win this tender

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

energy-intensive-industries-serbia-CBAM

Serbia’s energy-intensive industries brace for CBAM, seek state support to apply decarbonization solutions

22 May 2024 - Companies in Serbia are not afraid of decarbonization and CBAM, but are worried the state does not recognize what needs to be done to help the affected industries

CBAM ante portas – the ball is in Serbia’s court to facilitate conditions for its companies

CBAM ante portas – the ball is in Serbia’s court to facilitate conditions for its companies

12 May 2024 - Industrial players in Serbia have all the knowhow for minimizing emissions and participating in the country's environmental renewal, according to Lafarge Serbia's CEO Dimitrije Knjeginjić

Mitsubishi Power commissions desulfurization system Serbia s TENT A coal plant

Mitsubishi Power commissions desulfurization system in Serbia’s TENT A coal plant

25 April 2024 - Serbia finally got its second coal plant desulfurization system, in TENT A in Obrenovac near Belgrade, so the air is about to become cleaner

Earth Day 2024 Planet vs. Plastic

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics

20 April 2024 - The Earth Day has been celebrated every April 22 since 1970. This year’s theme is...