NOVAGO is a leader in municipal waste treatment and the largest producer of alternative fuel in Poland
NOVAGO specialises in modern management of municipal solid waste.
State-of-the-art innovative installations in the Company’s 6 plants enabled the treatment of 1,000,000 tonnes of waste in 2017. NOVAGO is also the largest producer of alternative high-calorific refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from municipal waste. Its annual RDF production capacity is approx. 400,000 tonnes. The produced RDF is supplied to cement plants, and is used as an alternative to coal. NOVAGO has a workforce of over 400 staff.
Future is forever brightAs part of China Everbright International, one of the world’s biggest players in the environmental industry, NOVAGO looks into the future with confidence.
NOVAGO is run by a team of managers with a wealth of experience and expertise in the industry.
Kenneth Huang President of the Management BoardMr. Huang is the President of the Management Board of NOVAGO. He also serves as the General Manager of the CEO Office of China Everbright International Limited, which acquired the Company in 2016.
Before assuming the function of the President of the Management Board, Mr. Huang had served as a member of the Supervisory Board of NOVAGO. Before that, Mr. Huang was in charge of international investment and development at China Everbright International Limited, and he led the successful acquisition of NOVAGO in 2016. Earlier in his career, Mr. Huang worked at Accenture followed by China Guodian (State Power) Long Yuan Ltd., where he held senior management positions, including serving as the Deputy General Manager.
Mr. Huang holds a MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Art in International Studies from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Art in International Economics from Peking University.
Mariusz Mikołajczak Management Board Member, Chief Financial OfficerMr. Mariusz Mikołajczak is the Management Board Member and Chief Financial Officer of NOVAGO. He is responsible for the development and execution of the financial strategy and budget, as well as overseeing all financial operations of the Company.
He is an experienced manager and an expert in the field of finance. He has a wealth of experience in controlling, accounting and IT systems. During his career, he has held top-management positions in several international companies, where he was responsible, among others, for developing strategies aimed at maintaining sustainable profitability and stable development, as well as improving operational efficiency.
Mr. Mariusz Mikołajczak is a graduate of the Poznań University of Economics and Business (Finance and Accounting), University of Warsaw (Strategic Management), University of Illinois (Executive MBA), Institute for Lean Six Sigma Management (Black Belt Certification) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (CFO Strategic Finance Leadership Program).
Wojciech Piesik Management Board Member, Chief Technology OfficerMr. Piesik is the Management Board Member and Chief Technology Officer of NOVAGO. He joined the Company in 2014 to lead the development of technology and innovation. Mr. Piesik is responsible for the design, construction and operation of renewable energy systems and oversees research and development works in the field of modern methods of municipal waste treatment in order to outline new directions of using energy stored in waste for the purposes of distributed energy sources. In addition, his engineering knowledge and experience allow him to provide comprehensive support for machine, automation and power engineering projects.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Piesik pursued his career in GRUNDFOS, POMPY and AxFLOW where he held several key technical and managerial positions. Thanks to his diverse working experience, he has gained deep understanding of managing multi-disciplinary projects across the field of renewable energy, biogas energy as well as combined heat and power generation technologies. Mr. Piesik graduated from Gdynia Maritime University.
Jacek Fertikowski Chief Operating Officer Alicja Szymanowska Chief Legal Officer Piotr Jeromin Technical DirectorSławomir Szumkowski Commercial DirectorArtur Osiński Production and Maintenance Director
Operating across the provinces of Warsaw, Olsztyn, Poznań and Bydgoszcz, NOVAGO is a company with a significant geographical reach in Poland.
Launched in 2011, the Kosiny plant comprises a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant with a bioreactor, a CHP installation, a landfill site and a composting unit for green waste. The facility produces RDF, recovers energy from biogas, and recovers ferrous materials from the waste stream.
Acquired by NOVAGO in 2014, the company has a landfill site for municipal waste. A new plant with an MBT unit is planned to be launched in 2015. Additionally, sorting and composting units are to be built there.
The plant in Miączyn was put into operation in the second half of 2015.
Standard technological process:
Biodrying (since 2015)
Sorting (since 2015)
NOVAGO is operating in the waste treatment industry since 1992. For the first 23 years, the Company was functioning under the name of Zakład Usług Komunalnych USKOM Sp. z o.o.
In 2003, the majority of shares in the Company was acquired by Janusz Arent. Another breakthrough came in 2012, when NOVAGO attracted Abris Capital Partners as a strategic investor. After that date, the Company invested in further technological development, making sure its plants meet stringent EU requirements. It also changed its name into NOVAGO.
During the second half of 2016 NOVAGO was acquired by China Everbright International, one of the world’s leading players in the environmental industry. The acquisition of NOVAGO was the largest Chinese investment in Poland and one of the important projects under China’s One Belt One Road initiative. It marked the beginning of China Everbright International’s foray into the European waste treatment industry and another step forward in the implementation of China Everbright International's strategy to develop from domestic to overseas markets.
2017 marked the first full financial year since the acquisition of NOVAGO. After going through a period of integration during the year, NOVAGO successfully seized upon the synergies with the China Everbright International’s businesses, and was selected as one of the top ten “Belt and Road” PPP demonstration projects by the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China.