Varna’s waste treatment plant is given trial run

20 Apr

The municipal waste treatment plant near the village of Ezerovo, near the Bulgarian port city of Varna, will be given trial-run on April 19 2011, after two years of postponement, Darik Radio reported.

The plant was supposed to be complete and ready to use in the summer 2010 but due to “unforeseeable circumstances, such as landslides, among others”, the launch date was delayed twice.

The project itself was launched in September 2007 after the city council selected the Ecoinvest Assets consortium as contractor. Econinvest Assets vowed to construct the plant using its own funds and on own property of about 2.5ha, the report said. In turn, the Varna municipality agreed to pay 79 leva a ton for waste treatment.

The municipality will supply the plant with about 300 tons of waste daily and no less than 109 000 tons annually, meaning that the city hall would pay about 24 000 leva a day or about 8.5 million a year, the report said.