Proprietary waste treatment technology secures consortium’s win in Bialystok tender
SINGAPORE, 3 September 2012
Keppel Seghers Belgium NV (Keppel Seghers) is part of a consortium that has been awarded a contract for a waste-to-energy combined heat and power (WTE CHP) project in Bialystok, Poland.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, awarded to the consortium for the 372 tonnes per day WTE CHP plant, is worth PLN 333 million (or approximately SGD 124 million) and is awarded by Bialystok’s municipal solid waste management company
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited (KIE), Keppel Seghers will execute 49.6% (by project value) of the work scope and supply its proprietary WTE technology to the facility. The remaining work scope will be undertaken by its consortium partners Budimex SA (Budimex), one of Poland’s largest construction companies and Spanish waste management company CESPA Compania Espanola de Servicios Publicos Auxiliares SA (CESPA).
Mr Janusz Marek Szymczukiewicz, President of LECH, said, “The bid by the consortium of Keppel Seghers, Budimex and CESPA was ranked most favourably as it was able to offer the best technical solution particularly in terms of energy production, with low emissions to the atmosphere at low operational cost.”
The plant will process approximately 120,000 tons of waste per year, reducing the amount of municipal waste sent to the landfill site in Hryniewicze from over 90% to about 12%.
The facility will generate approximately 7.5 MW of electricity during summer, while during winter, it will supply 17.5 MW of thermal energy to the Bialystok’s district heating and generate 5 MW of electricity to the grid. Subject to the requisite permits, construction is expected to start in 1Q 2013, with the project completion in 2015.