Conceptual visualisation of WtE Plant in Warsaw. Copyright: Sweco Poland
A consortium of Sweco Consulting Poland and Sweco Germany has won the contract for engineering, design architecture and construction-linked advising services for the significant enlargement of a Waste- to-Energy (WtE) plant in Warsaw. It is not for the first time that these consortium partners have been successful together: They have already provided engineering services for several Polish Waste-to- Energy Plants including Konin, Szczecin, Białystok, Kleszczow and Rzeszow. The owner of the plant - the Municipal Waste Treatment Agency of the City of Warsaw - selected Sweco in an open public tender procedure.
The WtE plant will be the largest of its kind in Poland. It will complete the region’s complex waste managing system, which consists of selected waste collection, the mechanical treatment of dry waste and a thermal treatment with a highly efficient energy recovery. The new plant focuses on an effective and clean combustion of waste. It will help to reduce the share of waste that goes to landfills.
The future plant will process 305,000 tons of waste per year in two new process lines of 265,000 tons and 40,000 tons in an existing line. The associated pre-sorting facility will have a capacity of 30,000 tons per year.
The new lines can produce approx. 148,200 MWh of power per year. In case of co-generation, the plant will produce approx. 101,400 MWh of electricity and 195,000 MWh of thermal energy per year.
Until March 2017, Sweco will prepare the permit for the new plant. Parallel to the concept and permit process, Sweco will also deliver the tender documents for the construction, evaluate the technical offers and support the client in negotiating with contractors.
The main challenges within the project are:
- the erection of the new facility right next to the existing plant on an extremely narrow strip of land
- work under full operation and
- the goal of minimised downtime.
Sweco has by far become the biggest consulting and engineering company in the Polish WtE market with a market share of more than 30%. This underlines the positive perspective of Europe’s largest con- sultancy in the power & process engineering market.