The Bakou incineration plant located in Azerbaijan is operated by CNIM AZ. CNIM AZ is also the engineering company that designed and financed the construction of the plant. The investment for this incinerator amounts to 346 million euros.
Initiated by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2006, the project is part of a series of measures taken by the government to promote the environment. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development, the state-owned company Tamiz Shahar JSC, responsible for waste management in Bakou, entrusted CNIM with the design, construction, and operation of an energy recovery center for 20 years.
This flagship project, spanning 10 hectares, is one of the largest facilities ever built in Azerbaijan. The plant, which started operating in 2012, consists of two lines capable of incinerating 500,000 tons of waste per year and producing 231 GWh/year of electricity.