Construction of a new municipal waste incineration plant with energy recovery comprising both electricity and heat. Waste comes form the Helsinki Metropolitan area and heat is used for district heating of the city of Vantaa.
The project will provide capacity for efficient energy recovery from residual waste and offers a better waste management route than the current landfill disposal, in line with the waste hierarchy and EU policy. The project contributes to improved waste management and energy recovery from waste, as well as to combating climate change.
The project falls under Annex 1 of the EIA directive requiring a full EIA. The EIA process (including public participation) has been completed and the permit (including the IPPC permit) has been granted. Energy recovery from residual waste rather than landfill disposal provides the main environmental benefits of the project.
The applied procurement procedures follow the requirements of EU legislation. The promoter is a public undertaking and follows the public sector procurement rules, as defined in the Utilities Directive 2004/17/EC. The promoter has established good and well documented procurement and project control practices.
30-05-2011 - Non Technical Summary (NTS) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) FI
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