New waste management facilities for central Poland

State-of-the-art waste management facilities, which include an incinerator and composting unit, look set to serve the Bydgoszcz-Toruń metropolitan area of central Poland for years to come.

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The project embraces the latest technologies in order to deal with the region’s waste as efficiently as possible. A thermal waste processing plant includes an energy recovery system and an installation for the reuse of stony waste matter called slag. Thermal conversion takes place in the incinerator which is integrated with a boiler so that energy can be recovered. A turbine and generator, used in tandem with a heat exchanger, allow for the production of electrical and thermal energy. Meanwhile, an efficient exhaust cleaning system ensures compliance with emissions standards.

Comprehensive systems

The incinerator building also contains a waste reception bunker, a central control room equipped with a visual monitoring system, and a thermic section, which includes furnaces, slag traps, and boilers. A flue gas cleaning system and a water treatment plant are also included in the facility.

The slag and solid waste treatment building houses a mixer, silos, conveyor belts, and a system which allows slag from hoppers and flue gas residue to be solidified. In another building, slag is removed from traps using a water seal before being transported via a conveyor belt to the slag reuse installation. Waste treatment includes recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Sustainable treatment

The project also provides for a composting facility based at ul. Prądocińskiej in Bydgoszcz which deals with biodegradable waste. A communal waste transfer station at ul. Kociewska in Toruń is built with a capacity of 60 000 Mg/year. Vehicles and containers for transporting waste are included in the scheme, as are networks for transmitting electrical and thermal energy to the public.

The project aims to create 270 jobs during the implementation phase. It is estimated that 65 posts will come on-stream once the facilities are up and running.

Total investment and EU funding

The total investment for the project “Construction of an incineration plant for Bydgoszcz-Torun metropolitan area” is EUR 159 744 756, with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 78 750 623 for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. The project is funded through the priority “Waste Management and Protection of the Earth” of the Operational Programme for Infrastructure and Environment.

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