Suez to start waste-to-energy project in Belgrade in spring 2019

France's Suez and Japan's Itochu plan to start the construction of a waste-to-energy facility in Serbia's capital Belgrade in the spring of 2019, a city government official.

A modification of the Belgrade regulation plan will be adopted by October and the city government will issue a building permit for the facility by the end of this year, Belgrade city manager Goran Vesic said in a video file posted on the website of news agency Tanjug.  "The project costs exactly 333 million euro ($387.6 million)," Vesic added.

In October 2017, Suez said it signed an agreement to invest 300 million euro in the construction of a waste-to-energy facility in Belgrade in consortium with Environment Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Japan's Itochu.  The waste-to-energy facility will be built by a 50/50 joint-venture of Suez and Itochu and will have an installed power production capacity of 25 MW and heat production capacity of 56 MW, processing 340,000 tonnes of waste annually.

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The project will allow the Belgrade city government to close and remediate the Vinca landfill, Suez said back in October.