Solid Waste Management

Our Team consisting of engineers, economists and experts from various other fields cover the whole solid waste sector with specialisations for:

  • General planning of waste management (disposal and reutilisation)
  • Utilisation of organic waste from industries and municipalities (like grass, sewage sludge etc.) and conversion to biogas and electric power
  • Landfill leachate monitoring, including hazardous landfill sites
  • Coaching of utility management, organisation and privatisation issues
  • Tariff modelling and negotiations, for utilities, consumers and supervisory authorities

Issues like organisation, transformation, privatisation and tariff modelling, require a holistic and wise view by any consultant, integrating technical and engineering know-how, as an essential need for sustainable success of consulting assignments. For CEEM is ready to link with legal advisors before or during settlement of controversies. Certain fields of legal advise can be delivered through CEEM, except for Germany (where legal advise is a privilege of registered law firms, which are not allowed to work in engineering and managerial consulting).

Project Examples

Project Example Biogas production Zell at the Lake Side Biogas producing facility and gas complete-processing unit in Zell at the Lake Side (Austria)
  • Client: ZEMKA GmbH, Austria
  • Duration: 2008 - 2010
  • Biogas facility (18,000 t/a organic waste) and gas complete-processing unit (250 m³/h raw biogas); invest costs 9.5 Mio. EUR
  • Service provided: Technical preparation and tender procedure including development of the tender documents (turnkey construction), tender strategy and negotiations support for biogas facility and gas processing unit
Project Example Biogas production Bitterfeld-Wolfen Biogas production and electrification on industrial STP in Bitterfeld-Wolfen
  • Client: GKW Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH
  • Duration: 2007 - 2010
  • Construction of Biogas production and processing plan as well as combined heat and power plants (CHP, with installed electrical power of 1,0 MW) within the expansion of the industrial STP by an anaerobic pre-treatment unit (treatment capacity of 24,000 kg CSB/d); invest costs incl. wastewater treatment 12.9 Mio. EUR
  • Service provided:: Economic study; complete engineering services incl. planning, compilation of approval documents, tendering, construction site supervision and consulting for operational start-up
Project Example Collection and Treatment in Pitesti Collection and Treatment in Pitesti (Romania)
  • Client: EuropeAid
  • Duration: since 2006
  • Concession for the collection and disposal of municipal wastes in a renovated and extended landfill site in the Province of Arges (near Bucharest).
  • Service provided: Structurisation of the project, plus the tender and selection of the local transaction advisor for the concession, and furthermore capacity building/training for the members of the Project Implementation Unit.
  • Consulting Partners: C&E, Pöyry
Project Example Management Consulting for a Municipal Association Management Consulting for a Municipal Association
  • Client: AVEA GmbH & Co. KG
  • Duration: 2003 - 2005, plus extensions
  • Solid waste disposal for the City of Leverkusen and the Provincial Authority "Bergisches Land".
  • The assignment includes tariff calculation and economic management consultancy to support the association before Court (defend tariffs against private and public complaints).
  • Before that, a BOT for leachate treatment of a landfill site was structurised, designed and tendered by CEEM
  • Furthermore, CEEM served as treasury consultant for the merger of smaller public solid waste utilities to the AVEA of today, operating large landfill sites, sub-companies and a big waste incineration plant.