Lvivvodokanal signed an agreement with the Slovenian-Norwegian consortium Riko-Cambi to construct a biogas plant with combined heat and power production for €31.5 million, Interfax reports.
“Based on the results of the international selection procedure for implementing the project for the production of biogas from municipal wastewater sludge, the Slovenian-Norwegian consortium Riko-Cambi was appointed as the contractor. The contract will last until June 2023,” the press service of the Lviv City Council said.
By September 2021, design and estimate documentation will be developed, by June 2022 – construction, installation, and commissioning, by June 2023 – commissioning of the facility.
The station will produce about 20 thousand MWh of electricity and heat.
Matti Maasikas, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, said on Facebook that the project would reduce CO2 emissions by 120 thousand tons per year.
The project is financed through a loan of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) of €15 million and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) of €5 million, a grant from the Eastern European Partnership for Energy Efficiency and Environment E5P (€7.5 million) and the Lviv City Council (€4 million).
To recap, next year, the Ministry of Energy proposes to hold "green" auctions for 365 MW.
Earlier, the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine asked to increase the quotas for supporting the "other" renewable electricity production.