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Zistersdorf (AT)

Main benefits of our Incinerator in Zistersdorf

  • Waste to energy process with highest efficiency
  • Certified as R1/R13 thermal recovery plant acc EU-guidelines
  • Bottom ash inert (less 1% TOC) and dumped in a very close landfill
  • Volume reduction (90%) and mass reduction (70%), savings of landfill space
  • Removal of scrap and use in steel industry
  • Savings of primary energy (comparable power production would need 40 million liters of oil)
  • Railway transport of 70% of the input material with less impact to the environment
  • Effective cleaning of flue gases
  • No effluents and less usage of potable waterIncinneration Infographics FCC Environment CEE


Layout data

  • Fuel: Communal and Commercial waste
  • Incineration of 146.000 tons per year
  • Throughput up to 20 tons/h
  • Bunker capacity 7.300 m³ (7 days)

Operational data

  • 33 Employees
  • 1 incineration line
  • Dry flue gas treatment
  • No wastewater
  • 70% of waste delivered by train

Electricity production

  • Turbine: TGM Kanis
  • Generator: 15 MVA
  • Emergency Generator: 1.250 kW
  • Electricity production: 100.000 MWh/a = 30.000 Households


  • 1994/95: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Design: Fichtner/Stuttgart
  • 1995: Submission of EIA Documents
  • 1997:  Hearing with Authorities
  • 1999: Approval (first instance)
  • 2004: Final Approval
  • 03/2006:  Decision to build the plant
  • 03/2007: Start of the construction
  • 10/2008: Pressure test of the boiler
  • 03/2009: First Fire
  • 11/2009: End of commissioning

Read more about the construction process in the History section

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Why with us

  • International team of experts

    Our team of more than 4,000 employees in 7 countries of CEE signs responsible for the smooth operation of all our services.

  • Waste as a resource

    Thanks to modern waste treatment solutions we give 540,000 tons of secondary raw materials a second life annually.

  • Just in time

    Nearly 1.25 million containers, skips and bins of all sizes and  1,300 trucks or special vehicles ensure secure and efficient collection and transport of all waste for further treatment.

  • Experienced service provider

    7 countries, 1,350 municipalities and 4.2 mil residents served, 21 joint-ventures with municipalities, 54,000 industrial clients. This is our brief profile.

FCC Environment CEE Group in figures

1,300 trucks and special vehicles

Over 1,250,000 containers and bins

79 collection yards

36 transfer stations

31 sorting plants

8 RDF (alternative fuels treatment)

6 splitting plants

19 mechanical biological treatment plants and/or composting

22 landfills

1 waste-to-energy-plant for household and commercial waste

1 incineration facility for hazardous waste

4.2 mil residents served

5.1 mil t/a of waste processed

7 countries

more than 54,000 industrial clients

Partner of 1,350 municipalities

21 joint-ventures with municipalities

more than 0.54 mil t/a SRM handled

200 GWh/a generated by W2E plants and landfills cogeneration units

4,177 km of streets cleaned

682 hectares of green areas maintained 

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FCC CEE Group has more than 10 years of experience in used clothes business
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300 to 400 kg of compost can be produced from 1 tonne of biodegradable waste
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Metals and glass are 100% recyclable
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In Europe, up to 90% of the green glass bottle is made of recycled glass
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More than 0,7 litres of base lube oil can be produced from 1,0 litre of used mineral oil and is being used for engine, transmission and hydraulic oils
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With the energy needed for productions of 1 drink can from bauxite, it is possible to produce 20 cans from recycled aluminium
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Recycling of 1 tonne of steel saves 1.100 kilograms of coal, and 55 kilograms of limestone
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Used paper can be recycled and used in fresh paper production up to 6 times
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Recycling 1 tonne of paper saves more than 2 tonnes of wood
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1 tonne of refuse-derived fuel produced by FCC CEE Group 600 kilograms of heating oil or more than 800 kilograms of stone coal
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Recycling of plastics saves limited virgin raw materials (crude oil and natural gas) and reduces energy consumption by 80 to 90%