Second Waste to energy Project for Meridiam and Urbaser in europe. A critical contribution to EU objectives to reduce share of landfills on the continent
Meridiam and Urbaser signed today with MPEC, the public utility in charge of district heating supply in the municipality of Olsztyn, the Public Private Partnership contract to develop, build and operate a waste-to-energy plant in the city.
Located in north-eastern Poland, the plant will help on the management of solid municipal waste and serve the electricity and heat needs of the 270,000 inhabitants of the city.
The new Plant is essential for the city of Olsztyn in order to ensure the continued supply of heat in its district heating system, in replacement of existing coal-fired facilities. It also directly contributes to:
Meridiam, which holds 80% of the project, has partnered with Urbaser (20%), a world leader in environmental management (urban services, waste and water treatment). This waste to energy project is the second Meridiam and Urbaser have developed together. Located, in the Spanish Basque country, the Zubieta project came into operation this fall.