Frankfurt, 28 September 2021 – Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG has been awarded the contract to build the extended shell of the third block for thermal waste utilisation at the Rothensee waste-to-energy plant in Magdeburg in Germany. The client is Müllheizkraftwerk Rothensee GmbH. The contract value is €30 million (of which 50 per cent for Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau).
The project will be delivered by consortium Arge MHKW Rothensee, formed by Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Northern Division, and Matthäi. The waste inceneration plant Rothensee is operational since 2005 and located just outside the city of Magdeburg (the capital of Saxony-Anhalt in east-central Germany; it lies along the Elbe River, southwest of Berlin). Currently, MHKW Rothensee can convert approximately 650,000 of household waste into electricity and district heating every year.
Construction will start in October 2021 and completion will be in spring 2024. Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau also built the first two blocks of the Rothensee plant between 2002 and 2007.