Wednesday was the last of our technical visits to a Waste to Energy facility.
One of the steps of the incineration is shredding the solid waste. This site uses a giant claw to lift the waste into the shredder.
The plant has two turbines that produce energy. The 4 megawatt turbine powers the plant's composting system, wastewater treatment system, and incinerator. The 11 megawatt turbine's energy is sold to the grid.
After our visit, we went to Nora and had lunch on the beach before touring the ancient Carthaginian town. The town was beautiful and overall, still very intact. We could even see some of the murals from the floors of the bathhouses.
Many walls were still standing, too, as was the amphitheater.
Thursday morning was spent prepping for the afternoon's project presentations. Friday was much, much more relaxing. We set off early to head to Villasimius, a town known for its beaches. We boarded a large sailboat, and headed off for a day of sailing, swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get too many photos, but here are a few!
The sailing trip was the perfect end to an unbelievable five weeks in Sardinia. While none of know when we'll be back, we all know this is not the last time we'll be on this island.