Monetizing wasteWOIMA® Benefits – Earthworks Phase

Earthworks is one part of the mandatory civil works complementing the wasteWOIMA® WtE power plant delivery. It forms the solid base on which the plant is eventually erected. Even on good quality ground the plant offers savings which are only amplified the worse the ground is.

The wasteWOIMA20 plant weighs less than 1,000 tons and its weight is quite evenly distributed, which leads to

  • Low point load
  • Less stress on foundation and underlaying ground
  • Less excavation
  • Less earthmoving
  • Less backfill material
  • No piling work
  • Faster civil works

The contact pressure for the non-cohesive soil at the serviceability limit state is only 0.25 MPa.

The simplified earthworks create savings through

  • Shorter project schedule
  • Less construction work
  • Less material usage

Combined, these WOIMAbenefits can save up to 150,000€ in earthworks and speed up the phase by several weeks.

Follow the “Monetizing wasteWOIMA® Benefits” blog series to discover how our solution can save money for You.


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WOIMA Corporation is a Finnish supplier of best-in-class waste-to-value products, projects and services worldwide. We have developed solutions that enable us, and the customer, to transform and recycle virtually any waste stream into raw materials and energy.  At WOIMA we combine Finnish engineering know-how in waste management with power generation design expertise. These solutions are used in Finland every day. They support the circular economy ideology and ensure that less than 1% of Finland’s waste ends up in landfills.

Our mission is to improve quality of life both locally and globally, as well as empower people to utilize waste as a commodity. Our decades of international project management experience ensure an on-time, in-budget and high-quality WOIMA solution delivery across the globe.