The City of Belgrade, Serbia, has launched a request for qualification (RFQ) for the Belgrade municipal waste treatment and disposal PPP project.
The project will be designed to cater for the municipal waste generated in 14 municipalities of Belgrade, for a total of about 600,000t of waste per year. The overarching objective of the city is to bring Belgrade's waste disposal practices into accordance with the effective Republic of Serbia regulation, in line with EU regulation, and within the context of the country's EU accession negotiations.
Specifically the project involves the implementation of new modern waste management system, construction of waste treatment facility, waste recycling line, construction of department for production of energy out of waste and maintenance and environmental regeneration of Vinca landfill.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance operation and transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The total project investment is estimated at €250 million (US$286.2 million).
City Manager Goran Vesic stated:
"The value of this project can go up to €300 million (US$343.5 million), and it will involve not only the environmental regeneration of Vinca landfill, but also waste treatment and generation of power from waste. This will allow for few hundred new jobs to be created. We have already started separating waste. There are several containers for the disposal of glass around the city. Our intention is to turn the underground containers we inherited into containers for the separation of waste."