Waste-to-Energy Plants in Italy - northern
Arezzo
Location: AR (Tuscany)
Operator: AISA SpA
Configuration: 1 X 2.9 MW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: This WTE plant is licensed to incinerate 175,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of AISA SpA
Posted 8 Nov 2006

Bergamo
Location: BG (Lombardy)
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 1 X 10.7 MW CHP
Operation: 1988
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Energy Products of Idaho, CCT
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant was modernized in 2003 and the original T/G set changed out for a new machine twice the size.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Brescia
Location: BS (Lombardy)
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW CHP
Operation: 1998
Fuel: refuse, biomass
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin, Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, ABB
EPC: Ansaldo, Martin, SAE Sadelmi
Quick facts: This plant has two MSW lines and a dedicated biomass combustion unit added in 2004. About 50% of the total investment was put into APC equipment. In 2008, combined MSW and biomass burn amounted to 801,000t with production of 570 MWh of electricity and 568 MWh of heat.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Corteolona
Location: PV (Lombardy)
Operator: Ecodeco
Configuration: 1 X 9 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: KPO
T/G supplier: Tosi
EPC: Siti.Cem Apme SpA
Quick Facts: The Corteolona plant has two 40,000tpa lies feeding a single CFB boiler. The solid waste handling facilities started operations in 1996.

Photograph courtesy of Ecodeco
Posted 4 Mar 2009

Ferrara
Location: FE (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Hera Ambiente SpA
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW CHP
Operation: 2008
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Jackob Stiefel GmbH, Ruths
T/G supplier: Fincantieri
Quick Facts: The Ferrara WTE plant was rebulit in 2008 with two new treatment lines and a T/G set.

Photograph courtesy of Hera SpA
Posted 22 Jun 2013

Forli-Cesena
Location: FC (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Hera Ambiente SpA
Configuration: 1 X 10.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2008
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Jackob Stiefel GmbH, Ruths
T/G supplier: Fincantieri
Quick Facts:  The current Forli WTE plant has a single line tht went into operation in Aug 2008. The two old lines 1&2 were demolished, finishing up in Oct 2009. MSW throughput incresed from 60,000 to 120,000 mt/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Hera SpA
Posted 22 Jun 2013

Frullo Granarolo
Location: BO (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Frullo Energia Ambiente Srl
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: refuse, biomass
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: TME
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: STI - Studio Tecnico di Ingegneria Srl
Quick Facts:  This unit in Granarolo Emila replaces an old WTE unit which operated from 1973-2005. During that time, the plant handled 4.4mn tons of refuse and produced 554 GWH of electricity and 416 mn mcal of thermal energy. The new unit was authorized in 2001 and has two identical lines with a total capacity of 660 tpd. It is expected to produce about 130 GWh/yr as well as heat. The current unit has a bicarbonate scrubber with activated carbon injection, a barghouse, and SCR. Frullo Energia is a Hera company.

Photograph courtesy of TME Termomeccanica Ecologia
Re-posted 10 May 2009

Lomellina (Parona)
Location: PV (Lombardy)
Operator: Linea Holding
Configuration: 1 X 16 MW, 1 X 19 MW
Operation: 2000-2007
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick Facts: Foster Wheeler developed the project and built the CFB oiler for the 200,000 tpy plant. Lomellina  has a dry scrubber using lime and activated carbon injection followed by a baghouse. In Jan 2001, FW sold a 50% stake in the operating company to a subsidiary of Merloni Group and in 2005, Cogeme (Linea Group) purchased a 51% stake in the operating company. A second, similarly-sized line was opened in 2007 at a cost of about €150mn.

Photograph courtesy of Foster Wheeler Italiana
Posted 4 Nov 2001

Modena CDR
Location: MO (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Hera SpA
Configuration: 1 X 7 MW, 1 X 25 MW
Operation: 1994-2010
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll, CCT
T/G supplier: Nuovo Pignone, Tosi
EPC: Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura, Cooperativa di Costruzioni
Quick Facts: The Modena WTE plant fourth line project started in 2005 and was complicated by the hogh water table.

Photograph courtesy of Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura
Posted 19 Jun 2013

Parma WTE
Location: PR (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Iren Emilia
Configuration: 1 X 12.5 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Ruths
T/G supplier: Fincantieri
EPC: Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura, Ingegneri Riuniti
Quick Facts: In Aug 2009, the EIB supplied €100mn of funding to Enia for the Parma WTE project. Throughput is about 130,000 tpy o f MSW. Heat ouput is about 40 MWt.

Photograph courtesy of Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura
Posted 19 Jun 2013

Pietrasanta
Location: LU (Tuscany)
Operator: Veolia Servizi Ambientali SpA
Configuration: 1 X 6.3 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: TME
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick Facts: The Pietrasanta plant (also known as Falascaia) has two lines with CFB boilers along with dry and wet APC equipment. The plant was authorized by regional authorities to replace a facility that was built in the 1970s and closed about 10yrs later.

Photograph courtesy of TME Termomeccanica Ecologia
Posted 24 May 2009

Poggibonsi
Location: SI (Tuscany)
Operator: Siena Ambiente SpA
Configuration: 1 X 8.4-MW
Operation: 2008
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: This EFW plant opened in the fall of 2008. Throughput is about 70,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of www.ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com
Posted 26 Jul 2014

Rimini Coriano
Location: RN (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Hera Ambiente SpA
Configuration: 1 X 10.3 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: De Bartolomeis, Ruths
T/G supplier: Tosi
EPC: STC
Quick Facts:  The Rimini WTE first opened in 1976 with two lines. A third line and T/G set was added in 1991. In 2008, the first two lines were dismantled and construction began on Line 4, which completed in 2010. Line 3 was then shodown and renovated. The 80m tower structure has the plant chimney and some of the boiler housings. It was designed to resemble the forts and castles in the area.

Photograph courtesy of Hera SpA
Posted 22 Jun 2013

San Rocco
Location: CR (Lombardy)
Operator: Linea Holding
Configuration: 1 X 2.6 MW, 1 X 4 MW CHP
Operation: 1997-2001
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Aster
T/G supplier: Fincantieri, KKK, Tosi, Leroy Somer
Quick Facts: This plant is located about 2km southeast of the city center in via Antichi Budri, Cremona. Thermal output is about 12 MWt. MSW consumptionis about 60,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Linea Holding
Posted 10 May 2009

Silea Lecco
Location: LC (Lombardy)
Operator: Silea SpA
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: TME, Sices
T/G supplier: Tosi, Marelli
EPC: TME
Quick Facts: Società Intercomunale Lecchese per l'Ecologia e l'Ambiente per Azioni (Silea) was formed in 1995 as a municipal waste company per agreements dating to 1972. The plant is in Valmadrera. In 2006, a second waste treatment line and steam T/G set was added. The boiler system has urea injection, a baghouse, sodium bicarbonate scrubber with activated carbon injection, a wet scrubber, and an air-cooled condenser. In 2007, the plant consumed 65,000t of refuse and produced 37 GWh of electric power.

Photograph courtesy of Silea SpA
Posted 14 Mar 2009

Tecnoborgo (Piacenza)
Location: PC (Emilia-Romagna)
Operator: Tecnoborgo SpA
Configuration: 1 X 11.63 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM, Martin
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: CNIM
Quick Facts: This plant has two lines equipped with ESPs and fabric filters, carbon injection, and sodium bicarbonate injection. Total throughput is about 120,000 tpy and about 65 GWh of electricity is sold into the grid. The plant is a joint venture of Veolia and Enia SpA.

Photograph courtesy of Regione Emilia-Romagna
Posted 22 Aug 2007

Trezzo sull'Adda
Location: MI (Lombardy)
Operator: Actelios SpA
Configuration: 1 X 18 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: Tosi
EPC: Protecma srl
Quick facts: The project is designed to manage up to 500 mtpd of pre-sorted municipal refuse. The plant is owned by Falck and Covanta Energy, which has a 13% equity share. Power is sold to Enel.

Photograph courtesy of Gruppo Falck
Posted 8 Jun 2005

TRM Torino
Location: TO (Piedmont)
Operator: TRM SpA
Configuration: 1 X 70 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: CNIM
T/G supplier: MAN, Siemens
EPC: CNIM
Quick Facts: This 3-line facility is one of the largest, single-unit WTE plants in Europe. Design throughput is 421,000 tpy of MSW with about 350 GWh of electricity produced. Refuse is provided from 8 regional collection consortiums in and around Torino. Societa Bertone Stile SpA. was the architectural consultant.

Photograph courtesy of TRM SpA
Posted 20 Sep 2014

   
  Vercelli
Location: VC (Piedmont)
Operator: Veolia Servizi Ambientali SpA
Configuration: 1 X 3.5 MW
Operation: 1997
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: TME
T/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: The first Vercelli WTE plan was built in 1977. In 1992, TMN was awarded a contract to renovate the plant and add a third line.

Photograph courtesy of TME Termomeccanica Ecologia
Posted 24 May 2009

 

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 05-Oct-2014

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