Under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar VUCIC, and the French President, Emmanuel MACRON, SUEZ, within the consortium BCE, signs with municipal heating company Beogradske Elektrane a 25-year contract to provide the Serbian capital with heat produced from the energy recovery of waste.
BCE has committed to invest 285 M to build the new infrastructures that will process 500,000 tonnes of municipal waste and 200,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste each year. The operation will be handled by SUEZ and will start gradually from 2020.
The energy-from-waste facility will produce up to 30 MW of electricity, plus 56 MW of heat purchased by the municipal company Beogradske Elektrane; thus reducing the natural gas consumption of its Konjarnik plant by 80% in the cold season. In this way, the project will contribute to reducing the reliance on fossil fuel.