The EFWP (Energy from Waste Plant in Poznań) will be a modern waste incineration plant. This installation will be a complement, as well as the final link of the innovative waste management system for the municipality of Poznan and 9 communes that form in accordance with the Waste Management Plan for the Greater Poland Province, the so-called; Region II.
The essence of the newly-designed waste management system, under which the EFWP incinerator is being built, is primarily to operate in accordance with the waste management procedures hierarchy. First and foremost, waste prevention, then their recycling and recovery, and finally their safe neutralization.
Only waste unsuitable for material recycling, but suitable for energy recovery in an incineration plant (so-called residual waste) shall be processed in the EFWP. Waste accruing from thermal processing will be recovered
(slag waste) or safely neutralized (waste from ashes and gas cleaning). Thermal treatment takes place at high temperatures (min. 8500C), thanks to which electric and heat energy is produced during the process. The EFWP will produce about 128,000 MWh/year of electricity and about 267,000 GJ/year of thermal energy in cogeneration.
The EFWP is being built with a view to the residents and the environment! The incineration plant will provide for an almost complete management of waste unfit for recycling, produced in the area covered by the project. The plant will also significantly minimize the amount of waste reaching landfills. Simultaneously, during the thermal processing of waste, thermal and electric energy shall be produced, which is then transferred to the residents of Poznań. Incineration is the most pro-growth and environmentally friendly alternative.
The cost of the EFWP is estimated at about PLN 725 million
The construction of the EFWP is implemented under the public-private partnership formula (PPP formula) for the financing of an investment using funds from a private investor but also from EU funds (the so-called hybrid financing). Under the agreement signed on 8 April 2013, the Private Partner SITA Zielona Energia Sp. z o.o. is responsible for the design, construction, investment financing, and its subsequent management over 25 years. The incineration plant is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2016. The construction is financed by shareholders of SITA Zielona Energia, loans from a consortium of three banks and EU funds under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment for the period 2007-2013 in the amount of approx. PLN 300 million. The Poznan project was recognised by the European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC) as a precursor in terms of the adopted funding formula that combines the "project finance" principles with the use of grants from the European Cohesion Fund.