Reference: 20090545
Release date: 4 September 2015

Promoter – Financial Intermediary

SOFIA MUNICIPALITY

Location

Description

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.

Objectives

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.

Sector(s)

  • 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

Environmental aspects

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.

Procurement

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.

Status

Signed - 21/12/2018

Disclaimer

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).

Related tags

Bulgaria Solid waste