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Metropolitan area of Barcelona


Entidad Metropolitana de Servicios Hidráulicos y Tratamiento de Residuos. 
Management:                                           Sociedad Ecoparc de Barcelona (Urbaser, Tersa)
Construction:UTE Ecoparc.
Location:Polígono industrial de la Zona Franca. Barcelona
Treatment capacity:245,000 Tonnes/year
Surface area of the lot:6 Hectares
Surface area of the main building: 37,645 m2
Plan architecture:Espinet i Ubach
Investment:48,250,000 €


Organic matter from selective collection:85,000 Tonnes/year
Residual waste:160,000 Tonnes/year
Vegetable waste fraction:10,000 Tonnes/year


Biogas:4,000,000 m3
Electricity:13,000 Mwh/año
Recoverable products:11,000 Tonnes/year

Process lines:

  • Reception and differentiated treatment of waste.
  • Composting of organic matter extracted from the residual waste fraction (undifferentiated waste) and organic matter from selective collection (output material from rotary-drum biostabilizers and digestion from methanization). 
  • Methanization of organic matter from selective collection (pretreated).
  • Cogeneration entailing energy supply equal to the annual consumption of 3,000 families.
  • Discharge management and transfer. 
  • Treatment and reuse of water; elimination of odours.


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