Electrical and thermal power coproduction plant using RDF/SRF, in Thessalonika, Greece

Electrical and thermal power coproduction plant using RDF/SRF, in Thessalonika, Greece

​Country: Greece

Start date (month/year): 02/2009
Completion date (month/year): 05/2009
Duration of assignment (months): 3
Name of Client: Enermel Ltd.

Detailed Project Description:


The proposed power plant will use the energy contained in Refused Derived Fuels (RDF) which will be produced by the Integrated Mechanical Treatment Plant of Municipal Wastes of the Regions of Central Macedonia. The connection of the power plant to the national grid will take place through a power line of 5 km that will be constructed and will connect the proposed plant with the closest power station.


The power plant will be fed with 150 kt/year of RDF/SRF and will expected to produce 550,000 MWh/year. The proposed project will be located within the limits of the Industrial Area of Sindos, approximately 15 km from the city of Thessalonika.The RDF power plant for electricity generation will use a circulating fluidizedbed (CFB) boiler which is considered as Best Available Technique (BAT), while it will contain a double system of air emissions treatment which will be comprised of a dry-treatment unit using lime/limestone and a unit of bag filters.


The purpose of this Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study is to provide information on the nature and extent of environmental impacts arising from the construction and operation activities of the proposed project. All possible environment aspects have been adequately assessed and necessary control measures have been formulated to meet statutory requirements.


Within the framework of the study the following separate studies have been accomplished:


  • Evaluation of the impacts on atmospheric environment using air dispersion model

  • Evaluation of the impacts on acoustic environment using noise dispersion model

Description of actual services provided by Enveco within the assignment:


Our staff covered the issues related to all phases of the preparation of the project. In particular, the following tasks have been covered:

  • Collection of data and field survey

  • Identification of major issues related to the impacts of the project on the environment

  • Development of simulation models in order to assess the impacts on air and acoustic environment

  • Elaboration of the Environmental Impact Assessment Study

  • Follow up the permitting procedure and present the study to the public hearing events