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Waste Management PPPs in South Aegean and North Aegean and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace



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24 Mar 2023

Project Description

The Project concerns the necessity of conducting two pre-feasibility studies for two PPPs one in the South Aegean and the other in the North Aegean and East Macedonia and Thrace for the implementation of waste management infrastructure.

Currently, islands are relying mainly in landfilling their municipal solid waste or in some cases there still are illegal dumpsites for which the Municipalities are paying fines. The lack of suitable waste management facilities implies failure to achieve the objectives of the essential environmental domestic and EU legislation.

The purpose of these pre-feasibility studies is for the benefit of the Contracting Authorities, namely the Regional Waste Management Bodies, to successfully be able to apply to the Inter-Ministerial Committee for approving of the availability payments.

The proposed waste management setup according to the Regional Waste Management Plans include the implementation of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), Bio-waste Treatment Facilities, Waste Transfer Stations, Waste Pre-treatment Facilities at selected sites of the subject regions. In particular, the following facilities are proposed and subject to confirmation by the Consultant:

a. South Aegean 

  • Τwo (2) MRFs in Syros and Mykonos  for the treatment of separately collected bio-waste, the treatment of separately collected recyclable waste, as well as the treatment of residual mixed municipal solid waste (MSW). The residual mixed MSW treatment includes the recovery of recyclable materials contained in the residual mixed municipal waste stream, as well as CLO production, whereas other options, such as secondary fuel production (SRF/RDF) etc. is also considered in line with domestic legislation. Τhe MRF in Syros is planned to receive and treat the MSW of Andros and the MRF of Mykonos the MSW of Tinos respectively.
  • Five (5) Bio-waste Treatment Facilities (BTF) in Sifnos, Serifos, Kea, Kythnos and Paros for the aerobic or anaerobic treatment of separately collected biodegradable waste [food and Kitchen waste from households (brown bin) and green waste (especially from gardens and parks)] producing compost and/or biogas for energy recovery.
  • Eight (8) Waste Transfer Stations (WTS) in Andros, Tinos, Sifnos, Serifos, Kea, Kythnos, Milos and Paros for the compaction of the MSW and their carriage to Syros MRF and Naxos and Small Cyclades Mechanical/Biological Treatment Facility for further treatment.

b. North Aegean & Eastern Macedonia-Thrace (Northeastern Greece)

  • Lesvos and Samos: Two (2) Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) (one in each island);
  • North Evros (TBC), Thasos (TBC), Samothrace (TBC), Ikaria and Lemnos: Five (5) Bio-waste Treatment Facilities (BTF) (one in each island); and
  • Ikaria: One (1) Waste Transfer Station (WTS).

The preliminary PPP structure is expected to be as follows:

  • The contractual arrangement will be based on a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain approach, in which the provider will be required to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the waste management facilities.
  • The services and scope of the public and private parties will be defined within the pre-feasibility study.

The overall objective is to provide two Pre- Feasibility Studies of the Projects for EBRD and GoG in order to secure the availability payments, identify the range of tarrifs and the funding required for the Projects.

The objectives of the Assignment will focus on the following:

  • Context analysis of the Project-related documentation, legal regulations including environmental requirements, existing information on waste generation/ collection/ forecast, stakeholder identification;
  • High level technical definition of the Project capacity needed, size and annual capacities of waste management facilities, high level technical solution and energy efficiency requirements referencing best practices from similar projects in Greece and around the world;
  • Calculation of the investments needed, the estimate of operational expenditures and other project-related costs;
  • Analysis of Project financial and economic feasibility;
  • High-level environmental and social assessment;
  • Preliminary legal, financial and commercial Project structure, including permits and approvals needed, documentation needed for those approvals and identification of stakeholders;
  • Key risks allocation with responsibilities of each party in each phase of the life of the Project; and
  • Indicative Project timeline and recommendations on the next steps.

The Project reports and analysis must meet all the requirements and standards established by the EBRD.

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