Monetizing wasteWOIMA® Benefits – Foundation Laying Phase

View of wasteWOIMA waste to energy power plant, plant is located on a mountain terrain Foundation building is another part of the mandatory civil works complementing the wasteWOIMA® WtE power plant delivery. It forms the solid foundation on which the plant is eventually erected. A simple uniform reinforced concrete slab is by far the easiest foundation to build.

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

  • A uniform reinforced concrete slab foundation for the WOIMAline boiler island(s)
  • A similar uniform reinforced concrete slab foundation for most of the Balance of Plant solutions
  • A “pad and chimney” foundation for the ACC and service modules

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

The simple foundation work creates savings through

  • Shorter project schedule
  • Less construction work
    • Mold installation
    • Reinforcing
    • Concrete pouring
  • Less material usage

Combined, these WOIMAbenefits can save over 100,000€ in foundation work and materials 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.