STRABAG Umwelttechnik selected for turn-key biogas project in Poland
Germany-based waste management and recycling technology provider STRABAG Umwelttechnik GmbH, a subsidiary of engineering and construction services major STRABAG SE, has announced that it together with its joint venture partner in Poland, Poznań based AK Nova Sp. z o.o., has signed a contract with the Municipal Association of Communes "Clean Town, Clean Commune" from Kalisz for the design and construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) system and the shelter and storage boxes at ZUOK Orli Staw.
According to a statement, this contract, which was signed on November 10, 2020, is part of the expansion and modernization of the regional waste processing center ZUOK Orli Staw.
This waste processing centre currently serves over 320 000 inhabitants from 22 towns and communes in the Wielkopolska region and will be the first of its kind in Poland after the introduction of selectively collected biowaste from households.
The plant will have a final capacity to treat 30 000 tonnes per annum of kitchen and garden waste. It will comprise of a STRABAG LARAN Plug Flow digester, a technology which is already successfully in operation in several waste treatment plants in Poland with bio-fraction separated from mixed municipal solid waste (MSW).
Besides electricity and heat, the plant will produce valuable compost in accordance with the EU Fertilizer Regulation, which is now coming into force in Poland as well.
The investment, the value of which has not been disclosed follows European Circular Economy and Zero Waste policies and will also help the municipalities to achieve the levels of recycling required by national and European laws. The project is being co-financed from the European Union’s Cohesion Fund by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management within the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.