Belgrade: Interest sought for major PPP waste to energy and recycling project

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Source: City of Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia — To bring Belgrade’s waste treatment and disposal practices in line with Serbian and EU regulations within the context of the country’s EU accession negotiations, the City of Belgrade aims to develop greenfield waste treatment and disposal facilities. The City of Belgrade’s overarching objective is to increase the diversion rate of waste that is being sent to the landfill, and to remediate the environmental threat posed by current unsuitable waste disposal practices.

This Project shall be developed through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, whereby the City will enter into a long-term agreement to design, build, finance, operate, maintenance and transfer the Project facilities (the “Transaction”) with a private partner selected through international competitive tender.

The Project concept is based on the strategy set in the Local Waste Management Plan of the City of Belgrade 2011-2020, which was adopted by the City Assembly in 2011. The Project scope includes the development and construction of new waste treatment and disposal facilities, including the construction of a new sanitary landfill for residual nonhazardous and inert waste, and the rehabilitation and aftercare of the existing landfill. For clarity, the Project scope shall not include waste collection and primary transportation.

The City intends to conduct the competitive tender process for the Transaction in 2015. The International Finance Corporation has been appointed by the City as Exclusive Lead Transaction Advisor to assist with the structuring and implementation of the Transaction. IFC is supported by legal advisors from Hogan Lovells International LLP (UK) and Karanovic & Nikolic (Serbia), as well as technical advisors from Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG (Germany).

According to Waste Management World, the written EOI should be prepared in English and delivered no later than 3pm CET on [Thursday, February 5th, 2015] to the City of Belgrade,by e-mail (not exceeding 6MB) with a copy to IFC, at:

City of Belgrade
Mr. Filip Abramovic, project manager | filip.abramovic@beograd.gov.rs
Ms. Lana Drmanic, advisor to the mayor | lana.drmanic@beograd.gov.rs

International Finance Corporation
Ms. Adele Paris, investment officer | AParis@ifc.org
Mr. Nikola Mihajlovic, investment officer | NMihajlovic@ifc.org

More information can be found under beograd.rs.

Source: International Finance Corporation (World Bank Grouup)