Description of the project:
The Bergische Abfallwirtschaftsverband (BAV) operates a waste disposal center at the location Lindlar-Remshagen. Over the course of its operation, the center has continuously expended its portfolio by adding different facilities in the range of waste management and circular economy. One of those facilities is the fermentation and composting plant Leppe (VKL), which is operated by AVEA Entsorgungsbetriebe GmbH & Co. KG.
Due to increasing amounts of waste, the VKL needed to be expended. Hence, a stand-alone tunnel composting plant has been built, enhancing the annual treatment capacity from 55.000 to 75.000 metric tons.
The new plant consists of a closed area for unloading and storage, a directly attached hall for mechanical processing of the bio-waste and 8 composting tunnels. The disinfection and the rotting process of biodegradable waste takes place in composting tunnels. A scrubber and a closed biofilter are cleaning the exhaust air of the tunnels and the hall. The cleaned air is released through a chimney.
After rotting in the tunnels, a star screen removes coarse impurities of the compost (post-processing). Conveyor belts transport the compost to an existing storage hall. In another existing hall, a new fine processing unit for compost has been built. This unit consist of an overbelt magnetic separator, a flip-flow screen and a windshifter (drum classifier).
pbo carried out the planning of the composting as well as the post- and fine processing. It included the civil engineering and infrastructure planning (site preparation, terrain profiling, drainage, asphalt works, etc.).
Key project data:
Increase in capacity of the fermentation and composting plant from 35,000 t/a to 55,000 t/a with the following measures:
On-site construction supervision services for:
November 2014 to Feburary 2019
BAV - Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband
Braunswerth 1 – 3
Mr. Hermann-Josef Peeters-Bonnen
AVEA Entsorgungsbetriebe GmbH & Co. KG
Braunswerth 1 – 3