4 November 2009
CNIM Group and the Azerbaijani state launch the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in Baku,
first contract of CNIM Group in this country
The official ceremony took place on Tuesday, November 3rd in the presence of Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and of CNIM management Board members. Together with representatives of the French State, many local dignitaries were present, among which the Minister of Economic Development.
The contract for the construction and operation of this waste-to-energy plant was signed at the end of 2008, illustrating the energy and environmental strategy pursued by local authorities.
CNIM Group, with its strong expertise in many high-technological content areas, will operate the plant during 20 years. Controlled by the Azerbaijani State, the construction related part of this major project represents €346 million.
Designed to respect fundamental environmental principles, the plant is in compliance with the most demanding European regulations, in particular emission standards, thanks to the flue gas treatment system designed by CNIM subsidiary, Lab, world leader in this field. This project re-emphasizes CNIM’s commitment to protecting the environment and climate by the replacement of fossil fuels.
Mr. Nicolas Dmitrieff, CEO, said "CNIM Group provides design, implementation, operation and commissioning of this facility. Our collaboration with the State of Azerbaijan, a strong and lasting partnership, will contribute to improving their environment”.