Technical tours

Bilbao and the Basque Country provide many different opportunities for technical tours to different waste plants.

The information regarding the fees, days and hours of the tours will be published soon.

Plants close to the City of Bilbao

ZABALGARBI MSW-TO-ENERGY PLANT

ZABALGARBI MSW-TO-ENERGY PLANT

Zabalgarbi S.A. started its operational activity in 2005 after start-up and testing. The innovative process – the Sener System-implemented at that time consisted of adapting combined cycle gas plant technology to a modern MSW-to-energy facility. Thus, it entailed a new design and a new industrial process in a single, fully integrated cycle.

Zabalgarbi’s mission is to contribute to the comprehensive treatment of MSW with the aim of achieving the goal of “zero dumping” (2016) through management excellence and the use of innovative, energy-efficient waste-to-energy technology. At the same time it is meant to provide environmental and human health guarantees and attractive career development prospects for the workers involved in the project.

The Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant of Bilbao/Biscay

THE MECHANICAL BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT PLANT OF BILBAO/BISCAY*

The plant, located in Arraiz (Bilbao), was designed to treat 180,000 tons of waste per year, including the urban waste the capital of Biscay.

The process consists of three stages: receiving the waste, mechanical treatment drying ripening. On arrival, the waste is deposited on the unloading platform, where it is loaded onto conveyor belts that transport the waste to the processing section, after an initial visual check has been made unsuitable items removed.

Waste composting facility- Composting plant of Biscay

WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITY- COMPOSTING PLANT OF BISCAY*

The composting plant (Bizkaiko Konpostegia), located in Artigas (Bilbao), treats the organic fraction from pruning and gardening in Biscay and large waste generators as commercial surfaces. The plant has a surface area of 14,000 m2 , which includes process areas and roads. The first phase of the process takes place outside and a second phase for obtaining compost takes place under cover.

Artigas dump (of the city of Bilbao)

ARTIGAS DUMP (OF THE CITY OF BILBAO)

Collection of non hazardous waste.
Main activity: treatment and lanfilling of MSW.
Activity: Codification- Landfill of any kind of waste that received more than 10 tonnes per day or with a capacity for more than 25.000 tonnes with the exclusion of landfills of inert waste.

*The mechanical biological treatment plant (MBT) and the composting plant are essential for Biscay to meet the strategic goal of zero landfilling from primary or raw waste, the objective of the Second Comprehensive Plan for Urban Waste Management in Biscay 2005-2016.

PLANTS SLIGHTLY NEAR FROM BILBAO (WITHIN 15-30 MINUTES)

Galindo-Bilbao wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) - (Sestao, Biscay)

GALINDO-BILBAO WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (WWTP) - (SESTAO, BISCAY)

Run by the Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao Bizkaia- CABB (the Water Consortium of Bilbao Biscay), since its beginnings the Galindo plant has been at forefront of the wastewater treatment sector through its use of leading and cutting-edge technologies.

Bizkaiko Zabor Berziklategia (BZB) (Amorebieta, Biscay)

BIZKAIKO ZABOR BERZIKLATEGIA (BZB) (AMOREBIETA, BISCAY)

Since 1999 format Bizkaiko Zabor Berziklategia (BZB) has been responsible for separating and sorting the packaging waste produced in Bizkaia, a region which stands at the forefront of environmental protection and environmental management.

The BZB Separation and Sorting Plant is a vital link in a process that starts with the everyday contribution of local people in separating up the waste generated in their homes and businesses. Containers and packaging waste deposited in the yellow bins are collected and taken to BZB’s plant in Amorebieta. The process culminates with the separation of the different types of waste to be re-used as secondary raw materials in the recycling industry.

Over 70% of the packaging waste collected is reused, with a subsequent reduction of 10,000 tonnes in the amount of waste that ends up on local dumpsites every year.

Bizkaiko Txintxor Berziklategia (BTB)(Ortuella, Biscay)

BIZKAIKO TXINTXOR BERZIKLATEGIA (BTB)(ORTUELLA, BISCAY)

The BTB Plant, opened on June 24, 2002, is located in Ortuella, in the neighbourhood of Orkonera, is devoted to the reuse of construction demolition waste.

Construction waste consists mainly of concrete, however household renovation construction waste is also treated at this Plant, most of this coming the Garbigunes. This is less homogeneous than construction waste, with a percentage of concrete below 45%.

The Plant is designed for treating a total of 300,000 tonnes a year (200,000 tonnes construction waste 100,000 tonnes household renovation construction waste).

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE
TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT

E-mail: secretariat@iswa2019.org
Telephone: +(00)34 94 662 01 78

Las Mercedes, 8-1ºA
Getxo – 48930
Bizkaia (Spain)