Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for Waste to Energy facility is out

The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for the design, build and operation of Malta’s Waste to Energy facility is out.

Interested candidates requested to provide information on their financial and economic standing, experience, and competence for the completion of this contract that would approach the €390 million mark. 

Just a few days after the launch of the ECOHIVE project, a concept that will turn Malta’s waste management towards a circular economy approach, Wasteserv Malta through the Department of Contracts published the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) in relation to the Waste to Energy plant. Interested bidders can view the PQQ here.

Bidders have until the 25th June 2020 at 9.30 am CET to provide the required information.

Once the short-listing process of the PQQ is carried out, participation in the subsequent Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD) process will only be open to three short-listed candidates.

The contract will include the design and construction of the facility; estimated in the region of EUR 160 to 190 million, and its commissioning and operation for a period of 20 years with a further financial outlay of EUR 200 million. The plant is expected to commence operations towards the end of 2023 after a design and build phase of approximately three years.

The waste to energy plant is part of a comprehensive strategy to improve the overall environmental performance of the waste sector in Malta through which all waste streams will be used to their maximum potential.

In addition to the Waste to Energy plant, other plants such as an organic processing plant with agricultural compost production facilities and a fully-fledged material recovery facility for dry recyclables are also being developed shortly.

This work ties in with the overarching work being conducted by the Ministry for Environment, Climate Change and Planning whom among other ambitious tasks is currently finalising a reformed Waste Management Policy.

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