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Integrated Waste Management Project in the Region of Western Macedonia

/ HELECTOR

The Integrated Waste Management Project in the Region of Western Macedonia  is the first project for waste management in Greece that was implemented with the cooperation of the Public and the Private Partnership (PPP project). EPADYM S.A., now 100% subsidiary of HELECTOR (at the time of the project’s signature, 10/06/2015, it was 50% subsidiary of HELECTOR and 50% of AKTOR CONCESSIONS S.A.), undertook the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the unit.

The Integrated Waste Management Project in the Region of Western Macedonia is an extremely successful case of a PPP project, which has generated the best results, as until today it has been exceeding the contractual terms. Succeeding the diversion of the biodegradable fraction from landfills by over 80%, the residue that goes to landfills is less than 36% of the produced urban solid waste.

More specifically, the Waste Treatment Plant in the Region of Western Macedonia is situated between Kozani and Eordea Municipalities, in the Lignite Centre of Western Macedonia of DEI (PPC) and has capacity of 120,000 tons/year of Urban Solid Waste. The Plant undertakes the reception and transportation of the total waste produced in the 12 Municipalities of the Western Macedonia Region through 10 Waste Transfer Stations (WTS), the treatment in the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) and the residue burial in the Residue Sanitary Landfill. The Waste Treatment Plant succeeds the highest possible retrieval of recyclable materials through the latest technology of mechanical and optical sorting reaching over 35%, while in parallel produces compost, in accordance with the current standards.

EPADYM undertook the Design, Construction, Maintenance and Plant Operation on 10/6/2015. HELECTOR, as a subcontractor for the Design and Construction of the Project, completed the Plant successfully, according to the respective deadlines and the Waste Treatment Plant was fully operational two years later, on 10/6/2017. EDADYM S.A. (100% subsidiary of HELECTOR S.A.) has operated the plant for the past two years as a subcontractor of operation and maintenance. The total cost of the plant was €48 million and during its construction, more than 150 job positions were created, while today over 120 employees work in the plant.

KEY INFORMATION

Project:

Integrated Waste Management System Project, Region of Western Macedonia

Type:

Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)

Location:

Western Macedonia, Greece