Release date: 4 September 2015
Promoter – Financial Intermediary
The project consists of the construction and commissioning of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant for Sofia's district heating network operated by Toplofikacia utilising refuse derived fuel (RDF) to be produced at the municipality's new waste management facility. This would be the final phase of the integrated Sofia Municipal Waste project. The project is likely to be co-financed under the OP Environment during 2014-2020 and it is on the JASPERS action plan to support the prepration of the grant application.
The plant will combust refuse derived fuel (RDF), feed its electricity into the public grid, and provide heat to the district heating system of Sofia. It will partly replace heat generation in existing natural gas fired installations.
- Solid waste - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 67 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 161 million
The project concerns the construction and operation of a cogeneration plant processing more than 100 t/day of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from a mechanical biological treatment plant in Sofia. Hence the project is subject to Annex I of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EC and consequently requires a mandatory EIA. It falls also under the provisions of the Industrial Emission Directive 2010/75/EC requiring, among others, use of best available technology.
The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (2004/17/EC/ or 2004/18/EC and 2007/66/EC), with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where appropriate.
Signed - 21/12/2018
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).