HZI to build second Kompogas plant in Peloponnese

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is building a second Kompogas plant in Greece’s Peloponnese region.

The Swiss cleantech company was awarded the contract to deliver the core module for a Kompogas® plant in the region. This will be the second plant constructed on behalf of Terna Energy on the Green peninsula.

Following on quickly from the contract to supply two Kompogas core modules to Tripoli, this new project is located in the port city of Kalamata.

Charalabos Charalabidis, project manager at Terna Energy, said: “Our work in this region will play a crucial role here in terms of implementing renewable energy solutions in the waste treatment sector.

“The proven Kompogas technology and the experience after our first successful implementation in Epirus meet our needs regarding the wide range of organic waste and enables us to use resources very efficiently and sustainably with a view to the shift towards a circular economy.”

Some 20,000 tons of organic waste from local households will in future be used for power generation. After being converted into 2.7 million Nm3 per annum of biogas in a PF1500 steel digester, it will yield approximately 6,000 MWh of electricity, enough to power around 1,500 households for one year.

Stefano Boscolo, director of RG sales products and systems at HZI, said: “Particularly with such a varied mix of waste, the robust Kompogas process has shown itself to be impressively stable and reliable.”

Installation of the digester will begin this summer and will enter operation in the autumn of next year.

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