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HZI hands over its first energy-from-waste plant in Poland

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has announced that it has successfully handed over the energy-from-waste (EfW) project in Poznan to the client SUEZ Zielona Energia. The plant is the first EfW project for HZI in Poland.

Poland's second largest energy-from-waste (EfW) combined heat and power (CHP) plant is currently located in Poznan (photo courtesy HZI).

Poland’s second largest energy-from-waste (EfW) combined heat and power (CHP) plant is currently located in Poznan (photo courtesy HZI).

Switzerland-headed energy technology provider Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has announced that it has successfully handed over the energy-from-waste (EfW) project in Poznan, Poland to the client SUEZ Zielona Energia, a joint venture between SUEZ Polska and the Marguerite Fund.

Completed in February 2017, the 210 000 tonne-per-annum treatment capacity plant is currently the second largest in Poland and marks the first project in the region for HZI, which served as both general contractor and EPC contractor.

– The cooperation with HZI was very constructive. We were repeatedly able to benefit from HZI’s long-standing experience in delivering complex projects, said Szymon Cegielski, function, at SUEZ Zielona Energia in a statement.

The combined heat and power (CHP) plant is fuelled using separately collected municipal solid waste (MSW) from the city’s residential and non-residential areas and nine neighboring communities diverting this from landfill. The two treatment lines will generate up to 15 MW of electricity and 34 MW of district heat per annum.

Flue gas and residue treatment will ensure that the plant constantly remains more than 50 percent below the limits set by European air quality legislation. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals of different particle sizes will be extracted from the grate ash for further recycling using a specially constructed bottom ash treatment system.

– We are proud to have made a significant contribution to ecological progress in Poland. By generating power and heat the plant will also deliver important economic synergies that will benefit the entire region, said HZI CEO Franz-Josef Mengede, emphasizing the relevance of the project in a statement.

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