On December 7, the Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia (SWMCG) has signed a contract with Atlas Insaat Ltd on the commencement of the construction of a landfill in the Kvemo Kartli region. Once established, the new landfill will be in full compliance with EU regulations, thus setting a standard for the entire South Caucasus region. Among the expected health and environmental benefits of this new development is the halving of CO2 emissions within three years.
Of note, the municipalities of Marneuli, Dmanisi, Tetritskharo, and Tsalka will be served by the new ground-breaking landfill, with around 300,000 people benefitting from the enhanced municipal waste services and cleaner environment.
Prior to the beginning of the landfill’s construction, PMCG conducted an array of valuable preparatory work including the elaboration of a scoping report as well as an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) Study. The latter encompassed a number of relevant surveys , modeling, and site inspections. In addition, PMCG also completed a cultural heritage assessment report, a biodiversity survey, and air pollution and noise modeling. Meanwhile, in its provision of crucial assistance, PMCG assessed the possible levels of water pollution and compliance with the maximum dischargeable volumes (as set by local legislation). PMCG elaborated all the environmental and social management monitoring plans in accordance with EBRD requirements.
With respect to engineering, PMCG contributed in developing a detailed design for the landfill, covering various aspects such as disposal areas, leachate management system, biogas management system, stormwater management, internal roads, administrative building, the sampling area and all the auxiliary infrastructure. Furthermore, PMCG provided a detailed design of the access road, and aided the SWMCG to obtain a national construction permit.
Another area in which PMCG has been deeply involved is tendering, as it has supported Paseco (leading company) in preparing tender documents for the procurement of construction services, and assisted the SWMCG in the evaluation of tender participants and overall management of the procurement process. FIDIC contract was drafted and signed between SWMCG and construction company.
This project is being implemented by PMCG, as part of a consortium led by HPC AG / Paseco, and is funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).