Planned investments in BA Glass Bulgaria SA

Portuguese glass packaging manufacturer BA Glass plans to invest in the Sofia production site

BA Glass envisage the following investment projects in the Sofia production site, for the Third Quarter 2021.

Construction of new production workshop with a new glass melting furnace with a capacity of 370 tonnes per day
The implementation of the investment project will not have a negative impact on the environment, because as a part of this investment, the operator will build a new treatment plant to reduce air emissions from the operation of the new glass melting furnace. The new treatment plant will include an electrostatic filter with additional equipment for reducing of nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides emissions. The investment intention envisages the construction of a new chimney, through which the treated waste gases from the new furnace will be discharged. The new treatment facility will assure compliance with air emission levels in accordance with Best Available Techniques in the glass industry and national legislation.

Increase of daily capacity of the currently operated furnace from 330 tonnes per day to 370 tonnes per day
The project will not impact negatively the environment because the increased capacity will be reached mainly due to better furnace utilization and bigger share of glass cullet used for recycling. Since 2014 this furnace is equipped with CerCat filter with ceramic candles for reduction of air emissions with respect to dust, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides. The CerCat filter will continue to assure compliance with air emission levels in accordance with Best Available Techniques in the glass industry and national legislation.

Construction of new covered warehouses for ready production storage – 15,600 m2 and 32,520 m2
The new covered warehouses for storage of finished products subject to this investment will be of concrete base, metal construction and provided with lighting and fire protection through a newly designed fire ring on the production site, in accordance with the requirements of national legislation. The new warehouses will fully meet customer requirements as well as the ISO standards that the company maintains.