The Malta Independent 29 February 2024, Thursday
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Paprec consortium chosen as preferred bidder for waste-to-energy facility

Friday, 13 October 2023, 11:09 Last update: about 6 months ago

The procurement process for Malta’s waste-to-energy facility is in its final stage with a recommended bidder selected to build and operate the plant for 20 years being announced, Wasteserv said Friday.

The conclusion of the standstill period will then be followed by contract signature and the commencement of concrete works for which a full development permit has already been obtained.

The procurement process yielded three high-quality compliant bids from the participating consortia, all of which are of great international repute in the Waste-to-Energy field - Hitachi Zosen Inova AG – Terna S.A., FCC Medioambiente Internacional S.L.U, and Paprec Energies International-BBL Malta, with the Paprec consortium securing ‘recommended bidder status’.

The waste-to-energy facility will be processing 192,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year, which waste will be converted into green energy.

By the time work starts gearing up on-site for this crucial infrastructural project, WasteServ also expects to have two other major tenders on the market, one for a new EU-funded Organic Processing Plant and the other for a Skip Management Facility.

All are in line with the ECOHIVE strategy and are intended to allow Malta to move towards a fully circular economy in the waste management field, the agency said.

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