Work completed on Polish waste-to-power plant

Construction work has been completed on Poland‘s largest waste-to-power plant, the EPC firm for the project has announced.

Korea‘s Posco E&C said its work on the $250m project was completed in three and a half years, with the plant transferred to owner Krakow Communal Holding on 27 June.

The waste-to-power facility is able to process 220,000 tonnes of household waste per year, producing 11 MWh of power and 35 MWh which will be used for district heating.

Posco CEO Han Chan-kun said: “The successful construction of the waste-to-power plant in Krakow is expected to become a solid foundation for Posco E&C to enter the environment market in Poland and Eastern Europe. Also, it has raised the status of Korea’s construction industry to a higher level.”

The plant will enable Krakow to meet EU rules on landfill as well as obtain Poland’s green energy certification, enabling the operator to charge a higher price for its power.

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