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Acerra, picture by friendly permission of Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH

The Naples & Campania waste treatment project is part of the personal history and experience of Mr. Bernd Buchhorn.

From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Buchhorn was Head of Technology Project Development (BOOT) with BBP Environment Group, part of Deutsche Babcock (today Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH). As „Owner´s Engineer“ he got the following responsibilities:

  • Concepts to treat refuse in the most economical way,
  • cost planning and calculation of gate fees,
  • convincing the banks regarding the concept,
  • drafting and negotiation of contracts for supply and maintenance,
  • Project Management including control of quality, costs, planning and risks.

The most important projects were Naples and Campania in Italy:

  • BOOT projects,
  • 7 pre-treatment and composting plants for municipal waste,
  • 2 incinerators for the high calorific fraction,
  • Total capacity 2,500,000 ton residue per year.

When Mr. Buchhorn left the company in September 2002, 5 pre-treatment and composting plants were in operation. Permissions were granted for the incineration plants, contracts for supplies, maintenance and service were finally negotiated and financial contracts were close to being signed.

On 26 March 2009 the Acerra incineration plant was officially opened by Prime Minister Berlusconi.

 © Buchhorn-Projects GmbH 2017