GIZ supports innovative Waste to Energy project at Nashik, Maharashtra, through PPP mode

Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and GIZ laid the foundation stone for the Waste to Energy project at Nashik to mark the start of the plant construction of the Waste to Energy plant. Dr. Praveen Gedam, Commissioner, Nashik and Mr. Dirk Walther, Project Director, GIZ, laid the foundation stone on 4th September 2015 at the project site - Pathardi, near the solid waste management facility of Nashik.

Senior municipal corporation officials Mr. Jeevan Sonawane, Additional Commissioner, Nashik Municipal Corporation; Mr. R.K. Pawar, Superintending Engineer; Mr. B.G. Mali, Executive Engineer, along with other NMC officials and senior GIZ representatives were present at the event. The construction of the plant is expected to be ready by August 2016 and is being managed by a private contractor M/s Vilholi Waste Management Systems Pvt. Ltd.

The project, built on a comprehensive financial and operational model, seeks to produce clean energy by using the energy content of wastewater/sludge and organic waste and also showcase a viable business model for implementation of waste to energy projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP).

The total project cost is Rs. 8,02,79,658/-, of which 80% is being provided by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under International Climate Initiative (IKI), while the rest has been financed by the contractor, Vilholi Waste Management Systems Pvt. Ltd.

GIZ is supporting Nashik Municipal Corporation in implementing this innovative project through Design, Finance, Built, Operate and Transfer (DFBOT) mode in partnership with the contractor.

(In the photo : left of the banner - Dr. Praveen Gedam, Commissioner, Nashik and to the right - Mr. Dirk Walther, Project Director, Waste to Energy project)