The procedure for the submission of the contractual documents for the project ‘Implementation of Solid Waste treatment plant in the prefecture of Serres’ for audit by the Hellenic Court of Audit has been completed, following the issuing of the environmental permit of the project. After the audit, the signature of the PPP Contract will be made. The project involves the design, financing, construction, maintenance and operation of the Solid Waste Treatment Plant in Serres. The consortium ‘ΕPTA S.A. – PLANET S.A.’ had been awarded the contract for the provision of the consulting services for the project: “Implementation of Solid Waste treatment plant in the Prefecture of Serres’’ through Public Private Partnership (PPP) during the awarding and the construction periods.
The procurement procedure of the project was made via the PPP (Public Private Partnership) method. The tender, as all Greek PPP tenders for solid waste treatment plants, does not favour the use of any specified treatment technology. For this project the mechanical biological treatment method will be applied, whereas the targets set by EU directives and other relevant environmental legislative restrictions will be met. The annual quantity of waste is expected to be from 45.000 up to 63.000 tones, including biowaste for separate collection, whereas the financing of the project will be made by private and public funds. The investment is of about 30 million euros and it will contribute to the creation of more than 200 job positions during its construction (22 months) and its 25-years-operation.