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STRABAG, AK Nova JV to built first-of-its-kind AD plant in Poland

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STRABAG Environmental Technology is to build the first continuous anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Poland for selectively collected bio-waste.

The joint venture between STRABAG Umwelttechnik and its technology partner AK Nova signed a contract with the Municipal Association of Communes, ‘Clean Town, Clean Commune’, from Kalisz for the design and build of an AD system and the shelter and storage boxes at ZUOK Orli Staw on 10 November.

The contract, which forms part of the expansion and modernisation of the regional waste processing centre – ZUOK Orli Staw - that serves more than 320,000 inhabitants from 22 towns and communes in the Wielkopolska region, will be the first of its kind in Poland.

The plant will have a final capacity of 30,000 tonnes per annum of garden and kitchen waste. It will comprise a STRABAG LARAN Plug Flow digester, a technology which is already successfully in operation in several waste treatment plants in the country with bio-fraction separated from mixed municipal solid waste.

Alongside electricity and heat, the plant will produce valuable compost under the EU Fertiliser Regulation, which is coming into force in Poland.