Ca na Putxa Environmental Area. Ibiza and Formentera MSW and Organic Waste Treatment Plant

Área Ambiental de Ca Na Putxa. Planta de triaje de Residuos Urbanos y Tratamiento de la Materia Orgánica de Ibiza y Formentera
Área Ambiental de Ca Na Putxa. Planta de triaje de Residuos Urbanos y Tratamiento de la Materia Orgánica de Ibiza y Formentera

The Ca na Putxa Environmental Area is located in the municipality of Santa Eularia des Riu in Ibiza. The complex encompasses different facilities for the treatment of: the rest fraction and packaging waste (with a view to recovering as much valuable material as possible), selectively collected organic waste and sewage sludge.

Biomethanisation of the organic fractions enables electricity to be generated for self-consumption at the plant, while high quality compost is obtained through composting and refining.

The leachate produced is treated in the wastewater treatment plant and the resulting reclaimed water is reused in different processes at the plant itself.

The air in the enclosed facilities undergoes odour control by means of a biofilter. All processes are automatically controlled
and supervised by qualified personnel.

The UTE GIREF consortium (FCC, Ferrovial, Herbusa and Urbaser) was awarded the contract for the design, construction and operation of the complex by the Consell Insular d’Eivissa i Formentera. The works, as envisaged in the Ibiza and Formentera Waste Management Master Plan, included the upgrading of the island’s landfill (2007), the construction and commissioning of the Formentera Waste Transfer Plant (2006) and the construction and commissioning of the Ibiza and Formentera MSW and Organic Waste Treatment Plant. This plant is currently at the testing stage, following 26 months of construction work.

Javier Prieto Gutiérrez
Director of Operations at the Ca na Putxa Environmental Area
Montserrat Ruiz Costa
Consell Insular d’Eivissa (Eivissa Island Council) Technical Specialist with responsibility for the Ca na Putxa Environmental Area