The aim of the project is to develop a prefeasibility study and a regional investment plan to examine the opportunities and benefits of establishing an integrated regional solid waste management system in the Southern Region of Azerbaijan with appropriate collection and transport systems, waste treatment and recycling facilities and environmentally sound landfills sites. Besides that, another objective of the project is to provide technical inputs to the Government of Azerbaijan for the preparation and development of the National Solid Waste Management Strategy.
PROJECTSBelow are some of our most interesting projects at the moment.
The project aimed to the development of a Regional Master Plan/Strategy for the establishment of the basis for future investments, objectives, activities and performance targets for solid waste management service delivery. The Master Plan included collection, recovery and disposal processes for the various solid waste streams generated throughout the region and primarily focused on the management of general domestic solid waste including mixed municipal waste from households, commercial and industrial waste, garden and park waste, construction & demolition (C&D) waste, and street sweepings. The regional master plan acted as a short and long-term action plan and program to meet the objectives and performance targets of the National Plan and governing laws and regulations.
The project concerned the design of an anaerobic treatment plant and a composting plant for the treatment of source separated biowaste and green waste in the North Eastern Attica (greater Athens area). The capacity of the plant was about 40.000 tn. The project included: a) Feasibility study for selection of the most suitable waste treatment technology, b) Surveying Engineering Study, c) Geological Study, d) Geotechnical Survey and Study, e) EIA study, f) Engineering Study for an anaerobic treatment plant, g) Engineering Study for a composting plant, h) Tender documents for the composting plant, i) Cost-benefit analysis / Proposal for EU funding.
The project concerned the design of a Solid Waste Treatment Plant for West Thessaly Region with 245.000 inhabitants. An MBT (Mechanical Biological Treatment) plant was finally proposed with annual capacity 90.000 tn for the treatment of mixed waste and source separated biowaste. The selected technologies included mechanical sorting (incl. optical separators), anaerobic treatment with biogas and energy production, RDF production and composting. The main tasks of the project included the following: a) Feasibility study for selection of the most suitable waste treatment technology, b) EIA study and approval, c) Detailed Engineering Study, d) Tender documents, e) Cost-benefit analysis / Proposal for EU funding.
The project concerns the construction of the Waste Management Treatment plant of Epirus. The plant will be foreseen with a treatment capacity of 105.000 tn/year. The services provided included a) Surveying Engineering Study, b) Geological Study & Geotechnical Survey and Study, c) EIA study and approval, d) Technical Engineering Study, e) Tender documents, f) Cost-benefit analysis / Proposal for EU funding.
This project aimed at organizing for the first time in Greece a separate collection and composting of biowaste from municipal waste in two Municipalities, the City of Athens and Municipality of Kifissia. This scheme was crucial for building a contemporary biowaste management system according to the revised framework Directive on waste (2008/98/EC) and the Greek Law 4042/2012, which sets specific targets on biowaste collection. More details, please visit www.biowaste.gr.
The project concerned the design of a Solid Waste Treatment Plant and a Sanitary Landfill for the Prefecture of Fokida with 50.000 inhabitants. A composting plant (in-vessel composting) was finally proposed with annual capacity 6.000 tn for the treatment of source separated biowaste. The landfill for residual waste had total volume capacity 215.000 m3 and included a wastewater treatment plant, biogas treatment, 2km access road and other infrastructures.
The project concerns the construction of the Mechanical biological treatment plant of Serres under PPP (Public Private Partnership). The plant will be foreseen with a treatment capacity of 90.000 tn/year and will be located in the premises of the existing sanitary landfill. The waste will be treated mechanically for the recovery of RDF and recyclable materials and the separated organic fraction will be treated in the composting section for the production of compost. The services provided included: a) Drafting the tender dossier for the construction of waste management treatment plant under PPP method, b) Support during evaluation of submitted proposals – Assistance to the procurement/awarding procedures, c) Assistance to the contracting procedures – Draft the PPP Contact Agreement, whereas still pending the Review of the Final design study for the construction of the waste treatment plant and the Supervision of the works.
The objective of the project was to bring substantial environmental, health and safety benefits to the Kos Island in Aegean Sea through the improvement of waste collection, transportation and management services of solid waste. The contract aimed to prepare comprehensive feasibility studies to identify technically and economically feasible investment programme/plan in solid waste operation in Kos island.
The project concerns the construction of all necessary works for the safe and integrated management of municipal wastewater in the touristic area of Agkali in the northern zone of the Prefecture of Evia. In particular, the following aspects have been studied, at detailed design level: a. the internal sewerage network in the settlement of Agkali and b. the transfer wastewater network from Agkali to the existing wastewater treatment plant in Mantoudi.
The project concerned the construction of the sewage system in areas of Nea Peramos and was co-funded under the Operational Program “Environment & Sustainable Development 2007-2013″. The budget of the project was 14 million Euros. More specifically, the project concerns: the construction of internal sewage system in areas of Nea Peramos (with total length of 35.395 m), the central collector pipe (with total length of 3.160 m) and the wastewater pipeline to the wastewater treatment plant of Megara (with total length of 9.485 m).
The services provided included: a) Support during the tendering procedure until the signature of the contract, b) Technical and financial management/administration of the project, c) Construction Supervision.
SEAP – PLUS project aims at the enhancement of the CovoM results and impact in both quantitative and qualitative terms: bring more Signatories and Covenant Supporters or Coordinators in CoM, assist and help them in the preparation of more and better SEAPs, but also trigger cooperation of Local Authorities with Regional Authorities and Energy Stakeholders and cooperation between experienced and learning CoM participants. (www.seap-plus.eu)
The main goal of DATA4ACTION project is to foster collaboration models in energy data exchange between public authorities and energy data providers for sustainable energy planning at regional and local levels.DATA4ACTION aims to mobilize energy data providers and public authorities in twelve (12) European regions to design and demonstrate strong outcome driven partnerships based on setting up win-win data exchange collaboration models that support the successful implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP). (www.data4action.eu)
The Academy Gardens project will be a major city centre retail, social and leisure development located in the heart of Athens. A key feature of the project will be the unique rooftop gardens which include a large outdoor Amphitheatre and a variety of cafés and dining areas overlooking impressive views of Athens. EPTA was responsible for the implementation of the EIA of the Academy Gardens project which was approved by the Permitting Authority.
The project objective was to develop a strategic approach for CO2 offsetting and carbon neutrality for the tourist accommodation industry. In the framework of this project, a robust carbon footprint model has been developed which evaluates the CO2 equivalent emissions generated from the operation and maintenance of accommodation facilities such as (i) energy consuming activities, (ii) waste management practices, (iii) water and wastewater management practices. The model has been applied firstly to the two tourist accommodations in order to be optimized and afterwards a large scale demonstration was implemented in 80 tourist accommodations in North Aegean and Cyprus. (www.carbontour.uest.gr)
Building-SPP (LIFE Programme) aims to mainstream sustainable public procurement (SPP) in Portugal and Greece through: 1. Assisting public authorities in putting in place a procurement strategy in line with their economic, social and environmental policies; 2. Encouraging cooperation among public procurers and 3. Promoting a greater market engagement between public procurers and suppliers. (www.building-spp.eu)
The project concerns the construction of the 2nd largest waste transfer station in Greece under the Cohesion Fund with a budget of 50 million Euros. The waste transfer station has a capacity of 1.200tn/day regarding mixed waste, 220tn/day bulk waste and 50tn/day green waste. The services provided included: a) Preliminary Design studies, b) Preparation of the work tender dossiers for the construction of the works, c) Assistance to the procurement procedures, d) Construction Supervision.
The project concerned the construction of the largest waste disposal site in Greece, in Western Athens in the area of Fyli. The project was funded under the Cohesion Fund with a budget of 50 million Euros. The capacity of the landfill was about 10.000.000 m3 and 10ha with a 7 year lifetime. The services provided included: a) Support during tender procedures - evaluation of submitted proposals by contractors b) Technical and financial management/administration of the project, c) Construction Supervision.
The overall objective of SUSCON (LIFE project) was to adopt a sustainable construction concept that could be applied by construction industries, engineering consulting companies, public authorities and suppliers of construction materials. (http://uest.ntua.gr/archive/suscon/)
EPTA acted as the technical advisor of the Greek Interministerial Committee on Green Public Procurement and conducted a draft version of the National Action Plan on GPP which also includes guidelines to local authorities on how to integrated sustainability criteria in public tenders. The Action Plan included priority product groups on which the application of GPP criteria is directly enforceable, while it also included actions for the gradual greening of all public tenders.