The Regional Authority of Epirus and TERNA Energy signed a contract for the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant in the Epirus Region, after the approval of the Greek Court of Auditors, last July.
The project will be launched in 18 months, supported by the Greek Government. TERNA obtained the operational rights for the next 25 years. The project’s cost is €52.5 million, partly funded through the National Strategic Reference Framework (€20 million), while the rest will come from the contractor.
The plant for the treatment of solid waste will serve the whole region of the Epirus capital (Ioannina city), supplying around 370 000 people. It is designed to treat an estimated 72 000 tonnes of residual mixed municipal waste per year, and 8 000 tonnes of separated bio-waste annually.
From a technical point of view, the plant will include mechanical sorting of recyclable materials, anaerobic digestion treatment technology providing power generation for 1.6 MW, and a composting plant.
Residual outputs from the treatment process will be disposed to the sanitary landfills of the region.