Technology as well as international practices are the key factors determining the evolution of the critical, for Greece, issue of waste management. In this manner, INTRAKAT supports the 1st Forum of the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council “WTERT” addressing the topic “Thermal Processing of Municipal Solid Waste through the Production of Energy” that will take place on Friday June 19, 2009 at The Athens Intercontinental Hotel.
The objective of the forum is to inform everyone in Greece about the application of environmentally friendly technologies to waste management worldwide. With the main pillar being the thermal processing solutions with simultaneous production of energy, which is currently used in over 600 plants worldwide, people seek to achieve the best technical and economic solution of the contemporary problem of managing the 5.5 million tons of household waste produced in our country on annual basis.
At this forum several eminent members of the Greek as well as the international community are participating along with representatives from political parties, local authorities and the appropriate organizations and private sector associations with the objective to foster fruitful discussion and to submit propositions towards the solution of this pivotal subject.
The forum is being organized by the Council for Sustainable Development of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) while being supported by the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University, N. York, the European Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) and the International Solid Waste Organization (ISWA). A detailed agenda of the forum is available at “WTERT’s” website: www.synergia.com.gr
INTRAKAT was founded in 1987 and belongs to INTRACOM HOLDINGS GROUP of companies. The company holds a 7th degree contractor license from the Register of Contractor Companies, and as of November 2001 it listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. In 2005 INTRAKAT merged by absorption with Intramet (steel structure company). INTRAKAT has extensive experience and advanced know-how in the fields of constructions of technical projects, steel structure and telecommunication infrastructure projects. For over 20 years, the company implements public and private technical projects regarding: building works, infrastructure projects, advanced technology projects and telecommunications infrastructures, industrial and energy projects, E/M installations, steel structures, natural gas distribution projects and environment projects in Greece and abroad. INTRAKAT group employs 594 people.
The Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council “WTERT” was founded in July of 2008 by the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University, N. York, by members of the Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena Laboratory of the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), by members of the Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering Laboratory of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) and by Greek company INTRAKAT. Several Greek and foreign Universities scholars and CEWEP also participate. The focal idea of this Council is that a strong collaboration between academic, research, state-controlled and industrial organizations will assist Greece in developing its waste to energy policy and therefore preserve the valuable Greek land for future generations.