A 20 MW waste to energy plant is to be constructed in Tehran, Iran following the signing of a deal between Iranian Deputy Energy Minister for Electricity and Energy Affairs Houshang Falahatian and Chairman of Czech Parliament's Energy and Commerce Committee Milan Šarapatka in Tehran.
According to a report by the Fars News Agency the plant will process 350 tons of waste per day with the Iranian energy minister welcoming the participation of the Czech companies in financing and construction.
The report cited remarks made in mid-October last year by the Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian, in a meeting with First Vice President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Premysl Sobotka in Tehran which called for boosting cooperation between the two countries on renewable energies.
"The record of cooperation between Iran and Czech Republic dates back to a long time ago and we are currently cooperating on the construction of Khoda-Afarin hydroelectric power plant in Northwestern Iran," Chitchian was reported to have said.
Chitchian and Sobotka also discussed the capacities and capabilities of the two countries in the water and electricity sectors.
The new waste to energy plant is to be built on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract and work is expected to being in the coming months.