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EEW wins contract to build and operate Gdansk energy-from-waste plant

EEW Energy from Waste GmbH has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build and operate a thermal waste recovery plant in Gdansk, Poland by ZAKŁAD UTYLIZACYJNY Sp. z o.o. (ZUT). Subject to a possible appeal from the losing bidder, the contracting authority ZUT and the project company ITPOK Gdansk Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. will sign a public-private partnership contract by the end of this year.

Germany-headed waste-to-energy plant developer, builder and operator EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW) has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build and operate a thermal waste recovery plant in Gdansk, Poland. Following an EU-wide tender process, EEW was awarded the contract July 14 by the publicly owned waste management company of the City of Gdansk, ZAKŁAD UTYLIZACYJNY Sp. z o.o. (ZUT).

Subject to a possible appeal from the losing bidder, the contracting authority ZUT and the project company ITPOK Gdansk Sp. z o.o. Sp. k., an 85 percent subsidiary of EEW Energy from Waste Polska Sp. z o.o., will sign a public-private partnership contract by the end of this year.

For us, the award of this contract represents our entry into the Polish market, while our Polish partners are assured of professional execution of the project and excellent service, said Bernard M. Kemper, Chief Executive Officer of EEW.

According to a statement, ZUT will benefit not only from nearly 50 years of experience in thermal waste recovery but also from synergy effects with the 18 plants in the EEW Group that annually thermally recover around 4.7 million tonnes of waste to provide process steam, district heat and power.

EEW Group is known for the highest environmental standards, economic efficiency and high plant availability. We are now looking forward to being able to demonstrate our abilities in Poland as well, said Frank Paasche, Managing Director of the Polish subsidiary EEW Polska.

The annual thermal treatment capacity at the Gdansk plant, which will operate under the name Port Czystej Energii, will be around 160 000 tonnes of waste with a calorific value of approximately 11 megajoules per kilogram.

Following construction of the plant, EEW Polska will operate the single-line grate firing system on behalf of the publicly owned waste management company ZUT for 25 years. As well as producing electricity, the combined heat and power (CHP) plant will supply energy to the district heating customer GPEC, which operates the city of Gdansk’s district heating network.

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