Preferred bidder for Olsztyn waste PPP project to be announced in Q1 2016

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Preferred bidder for Olsztyn waste PPP project to be announced in Q1 2016

The preferred bidder to develop the Olsztyn Waste-to-Energy project, in north-east Poland, is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2016.

Out of the eight consortia that submitted qualification documents, only five consortia were qualified in May 2013 for the competitive dialogue phase of the project. These are the following:

The private partner will select and provide the inputs for the design, construction, technology, management and operation of the plant. The plant will burn about 100,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel per year to produce 30MWth and 13MWe. The new facilities will replace heat currently supplied from the city's Michelin tyre factory.

With a tentative budget of €200 million (US$221.8 million) and minimum equity investment of €40 million (US$44.37 million), the project will be the first large size PPP in the energy sector in Poland. The existing plant Kortowo will be operated under the same package contract.

The Polish town of Gmina Lipinki has recently launched a tender process for a waste public private partnership (PPP) project. The preferred bidder will enter into a 15 year concession agreement with the local authority.

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