Recently the waste treatment facility of Urbaser in Fos sur Mer (near
Marseille) was finished and started up. This facility, consisting of a sorting
plant, anaerobic digester and incinerator, can treat up to 410.000 tonne of
municipal solid waste per year.
Christiaens Group supplied and mounted the equipment for drying the
digestate coming from the digester. To dry the digestate in an efficient and
fast way it is carefully mixed with structure materials. After the digestate is
placed in one of the 4 tunnels where it is aerated by hot air to vaporize the
water. The energy for evaporation of the water is excess heat of the facility.