Fund will finance project documents for Šibenik WMC power plant


The Fund will finance EUR 2.9 million, or 100 % of the costs, for the project documentation for the Šibenik Waste Management Centre power plant, which will be the first one of its kind in Croatia.  

This is the second phase of completing the waste management system in Šibenik area, following the opening two years ago of the advanced waste management centre covering the entire Šibenik-Knin County.

“The preparation of project documentation will be financed by the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund with 100% of eligible costs. Once the decision is drawn up, all we have to do is refer it to the Government for adoption. This power plant will be the first example of the circular waste management in Croatia as the waste will become a new energy source and will potentially be used by the Podi Industrial Zone. Šibenik’s Waste Management Centre should be the norm for everyone in Croatia because they have done the maximum when it comes to circular waste management, and I would like to congratulate to all those who participated in the implementation of the project,” said minister Habijan.   

Mirko Budiša, deputy director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, and mayor of Šibenik, Željko Burić, together with minister Habijan, visited Bikarac Waste Management Centre, where they were welcomed by Robert Podrug ,the director of the Centre. WMC Bikarac was built to meet the requirements of Šibenik-Knin County and has a total treatment capacity of 20,000 tons of waste per year. It was commissioned in 2021, and as part of its construction, a landfill on site of the centre itself was remediated, an MBT plant was built, a well as a new cell, and two transfer stations Biskupija and Pirovac. Like other centres in Dalmatia, WMC Bikarac will produce refuse-derived fuel. The waste-to-energy plant will be built within the WMC Bikarac area and it could distribute all produced energy to consumers in the Podi Industrial Zone that will be extended.

The aim of the project of construction of the plant for the energy recovery of RDF and sludge from the wastewater treatment plant is to contribute to establishing an integrated waste management system by reducing the amount of waste that is landfilled, reducing landfill GHGs,  greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and using waste for energy purposes.