The Maltese government is constructing an energy efficient waste-to-energy plant, designed to process a significant portion of the country’s hazardous waste. Population growth, tourism and increased consumption has caused the level of hazardous waste produced in Malta to reach 11,000 tonnes per annum. The new facility is expected to have an annual capacity of 5000 tonnes, incinerating the waste to generate energy. This will reduce the amount of hazardous waste requiring controlled disposal, and reduce the risks to people and the environment. The main driver for the project is sustainability, processing the hazardous waste with 'fit for purpose' technology, as well as utilising the latent energy source for local demand.
Government owned waste management agency Wasteserv Malta Ltd has selected COWI to provide client consultancy services on the project, from early study phases to project execution.