The expanded waste incineration plant in Targówek is 80 percent ready – informed the Warsaw City Hall. – This is the largest municipal investment in Poland – notes the mayor of the capital.
The Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Plant at Zabraniecka Street in Targówek will be – according to the town hall – the largest thermal waste treatment installation in Poland. Thanks to the expansion, it will increase its power 7 times. The installation will process almost 300,000 tons of waste annually and produce heat and electricity for the city. The plant will also have a sorting plant that will be able to handle 30,000 tons of waste annually from blue (paper) and yellow (plastic, metal) containers.
– This is the largest municipal investment in Poland. Once completed, it will allow us to process thousands of tons of waste annually into heat and electricity in an environmentally and climate-safe manner, says Rafał Trzaskowski, mayor of Warsaw, quoted in the release.
Waste bunker, unloading hall
Construction, finishing, electrical and mechanical works are currently being carried out. “The largest tower crane has already been withdrawn from the construction site, which for the last 1.5 years was used, among others, for the assembly of two boiler lines and the flue gas treatment installation. Its dismantling enabled the continuation of work related to closing the roof covering in the new boiler hall” – described in the town hall’s announcement.
The facade works on the waste bunker, unloading hall and boiler room are also nearing completion. “The contractor is also finalizing the installation of gates in the unloading holes in the waste reception hall. Assembly work on the piping of the boiler installations is continued. Ceramic protection of the internal walls is also being made in both new boilers,” officials say.
The 100-meter-long overpass with a heated surface leading to the unloading hall still requires the installation of lighting and the laying of the final layer of asphalt. Deliveries and assembly of sorting line equipment are in progress, the largest elements of the line have already been placed in their places. The assembly of the steel structure of silos for ashes, cement and lime has also begun. The installation of the silos themselves is scheduled for December.
Green roofs and a viewpoint
The contract for the expansion of ZUSOK was signed in November 2020. As the town hall informed then, the plant at Zabraniecka will be the largest installation of this type in Poland. The area of the currently operating installation is less than 14,000 square meters, and after expansion it will occupy just over 21,000 square meters.
Waste delivered to the installation will be unloaded into a tight bunker in the unloading hall. The negative pressure there will prevent odors from escaping outside the facility. The building will also feature green roofs that will support rainwater retention, i.e. rainwater storage.
An educational path and a viewing point located over 70 meters above the ground will be created in the expanded incinerator.
Main photo source: UM Warsaw