Rome mayor strikes forward with plan for big incinerator

Waste-to-energy plant set to open in 2026.

Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri is transferring forward together with his plans to construct an enormous incinerator south of the capital, calling for expressions of curiosity to assemble the plant, the town mentioned on Thursday.


The plan foresees a 600,000-ton waste-to-energy plant being constructed on a 10-hectare web site in an industrial space of Santa Palomba, a part of the Municipio IX borough within the southern fringe of Rome.

The information was introduced by the mayor throughout the presentation of an “bold” waste plan, designed to “make Rome self-sufficient, overcoming a shameful scenario of the town that has no [waste treatment] crops”.

There will likely be a name for tenders subsequent summer time, with the development of the huge incinerator set to start in the summertime of 2024, forward of its deliberate completion in 2026.

The transfer, which doesn’t contain Lazio regional authorities, was taken by Gualtieri in his capability as extraordinary commissioner of the Jubilee 2025, a position he was appointed to by the previous Draghi authorities.

Gualtieri mentioned that with out the deliberate incinerator the town can be pressured to current plans for a one-million-ton landfill web site, underlining that the waste-to-energy plant will obtain the town’s aim of “zero landfill” and won’t require any garbage dumps.

The mayor mentioned the plant can be constructed in accordance with the “newest technology expertise” to guard the surroundings and that “it is going to be financed fully by whoever wins the tender.”

Gualtieri mentioned the waste-to-energy plant will likely be constructed with “a mission financing system” and “on land that will likely be granted” by the municipal refuse assortment company AMA.

He mentioned that expressions of curiosity to construct the plant are open to public utilities and that the mission just isn’t reserved for personal firms, including that the “majority of multi-utilities are public-private”.

He burdened that no public cash is concerned within the plan which would result in decrease garbage assortment costs for Rome residents. For extra particulars (in Italian) see metropolis web site.

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