The Waste Management Plant for the Biała Podlaska region
The Waste Management Plant for the Biała Podlaska region is one of the most modern facilities of this type in Poland. The investment worth approx. PLN 97.4 million (value of contract with the General Contractor: PLN 69.6 million) was implemented by the consortium of companies Mostostal Warszawa and Acciona Infraestructuras in accordance with the “design and build” contract conditions. The investor for the project was Bialskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja “WOD-KAN” Spółka z o.o.
The plant in Biała Podlaska is yet another investment of Mostostal Warszawa related to waste management, after the cities of Krosno, Katowice and Myślenice. This is another important segment of environmental engineering where the company strongly marks its presence. All facilities were constructed in compliance with environmental protection requirements. Innovative technological solutions have been implemented, which will greatly contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide and methane emissions to the atmosphere and, taking into account limited natural resources, help in production of renewable energy, which does not pollute the environment. Apart from the environmental benefits, the implemented technologies will greatly decrease the maintenance costs of the facility, which will influence the price of waste collection from residents.
“Thanks to this investment, we will become a supra-local centre and will provide waste management services not only for residents of Biała Podlaska,” stressed Andrzej Czapski, mayor of the city. “Construction of the plant also forms a part of the Eco City project that we are implementing, i.e. the idea of an ecological city,” he added during the ceremony.
The implemented investment will significantly improve the functioning of the regional waste management system. The services of the plant are used by approx. 190,000 residents of the Biała Podlaska region: from the Biała poviat and some cities and communes from the Parczew, Łuków and Radzyń poviats.
The following facilities form a part of the newly-constructed Waste Management Plant:
1. With respect to the mechanical section: the technological area of mechanical segregation of waste and preparation of alternative fuel along with equipment.
2. With respect to the biological section: complex of fermentation chambers, leachate tank. Electric power facility building with a distribution and measuring station.
3. Accompanying facilities, necessary for functioning of the plant: administrative and social building, record station for collected waste, internal utilities and installations as well as land development.
The technology implemented in the Waste Management Plant is on the highest European level and is aimed at the maximum use of energy accumulated in waste as well as minimising ballast waste intended for the landfill site. The basis for neutralisation of mixed waste is separation of a stream of waste rich in organic fraction, so-called biodegradable waste which, in the process of dry oxygen-free fermentation in sealed reinforced concrete chambers, is used for production of biogas; subsequently, electric energy and heat are produced in gas chambers for the technological and service needs of the Waste Management Plant and the Sewage Treatment Plant.
The capacity of the constructed plant amounts to 55,000 tons per year and will be accomplished on the following lines:
1. Mechanical and biological waste management plant – mechanical segregation segment: 40,000 Mg/year,
2. Sorting plant of packaging waste from selective waste collection: 2,000 Mg/year,
3. Dry fermentation installation: 20,000 Mg/year,
4. Installation for post-fermentation sludge maturation: 20,000 Mg/year,
5. Alternative fuel preparation installation: 13,000 Mg/year,
6. Installation for disassembly of large-size waste: 3,200 Mg/year,
7. Warehouse for small amounts of hazardous waste: 700 Mg/year.
The investment cost approx. PLN 97.4 million (value of contract with the General Contractor was PLN 69.6 million), including co-financing from EU funds within the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment PLN 40.6 million, funds from the Biała Podlaska Municipality – PLN 10 million, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in the form of a loan PLN 17 million; the remaining amount was the Company’s own funds.
- Investor: Bialskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja WOD-KAN Sp. z o.o.
- Contractor: consortium Mostostal Warszawa S.A. /Acciona Infraestructuras
- Contract value: PLN 69.5 million
- Period of implementation: 2011 - 2014