Construction of waste-to-energy plant in Belgrade to finish in late 2022

EnergyNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2021 • 08.10.2021

Photo: Beo Cista Energija
Photo: Beo Cista Energija

Serbian company Beo Cista Energija announced its plans to complete the construction of a waste-to-energy facility near Belgrade in November 2022. The facility will enable the generation of 10% of Belgrade‘s heat and 5% of its electricity through waste. The capacity of the energy-from-waste plant will be up to 30 MW of electricity, plus 56 MW of heat purchased by the municipal company Beogradske Elektrane, reducing the natural gas consumption of its Konjarnik plant by 80% in the cold season.

Beo Cista Energija is a special purpose entity formed by French utility company Suez, Japanese conglomerate Itochu and pan-European equity fund Marguerite Fund, through the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. In 2017, the companies entered a 25-year public-private partnership with the City of Belgrade for the construction of a waste-to energy plant, a facility for construction and demolition waste, the remediation, closing and aftercare of the existing Vinca landfill and the construction of a new EU-compliant landfill, an investment worth EUR 300 million.