MariMatic has, through a public tender process, been chosen by the city of Amsterdam as the supplier of an Automatic Waste Collection System (AWCS) for the new residential area in Sluisbuurt, which is located on the Zeeburgereiland and will comprise of 5500 new homes and include schools, shops and offices. The system utilizes MariMatic’s unique energy efficient MetroTaifun® technology with non-corrosive pipe networks. The area will be equipped with other kind of sustainable technologies, such as district heating from renewable energy.
Waste is collected and transported directly from the buildings through an underground pipe network by using vacuum conveying to a waste transfer terminal, eliminating noisy and polluting traditional waste trucks from the area. Four different waste fractions are collected to separate containers located in the waste transfer terminal. The containers will then later on be picked up for further distribution to recycling centers etc.
The waste transfer terminal, which is part of the scope of the contract, called “The Diamond”, will be located in the park. The building is designed with high sustainability in mind, including solar panels, rainwater collection and even a charging point for the service cars.
The public tender in Amsterdam was focused on technology, reliability, performance, quality, and a technical life cycle of 60 years. MariMatic’s technology and solutions achieved maximum scores.