Ramboll has been commissioned to provide technical assistance to the energy utility of the capital Sofia.
As part of Bulgaria’s overall strategy to improve its energy system, make itself less dependent on gas supplies from Russia and reduce CO2 emissions, Ramboll has been commissioned to provide technical assistance to the energy utility of the capital Sofia in connection with the development of a combined heat and power producing waste-to-energy facility.
The City of Sofia is in the process of implementing a new waste strategy, which comprises the establishment of two main focuses:
• A mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant for the extraction of recyclates and production of an expected 150,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) annually.
• A waste-to-energy facility, which will use the RDF as fuel to produce heat and power.
The energy utility of Sofia, Toplofikacia Sofia, is responsible for the establishment of the new waste-to-energy facility. Due to the high profile of the project, the company has received an international grant in support of its engagement of advisors to assist in the development of the project.
Energy independence, increased energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions
The construction of the waste-to-energy facility has a maximum utilisation of the energy from RDF, a diversification of the fuel base for energy production in Sofia by replacing natural gas with RDF, increased energy efficiency by replacing old production capacity with new capacity, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Nils Christian Holm
Director of Global Waste-to-Energy Division
Phone +45 5161 8648