Incineration plant in Białystok launched in time!

News date: January 8, 2016
Incineration plant in Białystok launched in time!

On 31 December 2015, i.e. on the assumed date, Budimex completed the construction of the Municipal Waste Disposal Plant in Białystok. It is an investment thanks to which the amount of municipal waste that so far went to the municipal landfill in nearby Hryniewicze will decrease from over 90% to approx. 12%. Annually, the new incineration plant will dispose of approx. 120 thousand tonnes of waste. Incineration of waste produces electricity (8.6 MWe), which can supply power to some 16,000 households, and thermal energy (17.5 MWth) that can provide heat in winter to around 875 detached houses.
The contract, which included the design and construction of the incineration plant worth PLN 332.9 million net, was implemented by Budimex (the leader, 50.4% of shares) in consortium with Keppel Seghers Belgium NV and Cespa Compania Espanola de Servicios Publicos Auxiliares SA. The contract for this investment was signed on 31 August 2012. Following a design stage and obtaining a building permit, the actual construction works started on 11 September 2013. After 27 months, at the end of December 2015, the investment project was completed. The investor is Przedsiębiorstwo Usługowo-Handlowo-Produkcyjne “LECH”. The construction works included landscaping (administration and office building, roads, car parks, squares, grids, fences) and construction of a complete line of thermal treatment of municipal waste, which consists of:

  • a segment of entry and temporary storage of supplied municipal waste,
  • segments of thermal treatment of waste through incineration and energy recovery from the incinerated waste,
  • a segment of processing the recovered energy and its transfer into the grids as heat and electricity,
  • a segment of exhaust aftertreatment,
  • a segment of slag processing along with the recovery of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals,
  • a segment of stabilising and solidifying ash and solid residues from exhaust aftertreatment.

Power and industrial construction is one of Budimex’ strategic development directions. The aim of the company is to become a key EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) company in Poland. The energy and industrial division that Budimex has been developing for the last 5 years employs around 100 people and the company is systematically building headcount in this area. Currently, Budimex is carrying out contracts for the total value of over PLN 800 million for the PGE, EDF and PGNiG Groups as well as for public clients. The company’s selected projects in the energy sector include, among others, the design and construction of a new peak load boiler room at the heat and power generating plant in Gdynia, construction of a new power unit in Turów (in consortium with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH and Tecnicas Reunidas SA), installation and retrofitting of the denitrification and desulphurisation systems at the Siekierki CHP (in consortium with Andritz Energy & Environment GmbH).
The company is also planning to grow more extensively in the industrial construction sector. It is interested in implementing projects such as the construction of energy and gas transmission grids as well as the construction of water treatment plants, waste treatment plants and waste sorting plants. Budimex has already built waste neutralization and sorting plants in Ostrów Wielkopolski and Biechów.