HCM City approves 3 waste-to-energy projects

30/08/2019 16:46:25 - views: 70

The HCM City People’s Committee has approved the construction of three plants to generate electricity from waste using advanced technologies, and work on them will start in September and October, according to the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
HCM City wants waste treatment plants to use advanced technologies to generate electricity from garbage instead of burying the waste. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
 
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the department’s director, Nguyễn Toàn Thắng, said the plants are expected to start running on a trial basis in September next year, and process 50 per cent of the city’s solid waste to produce power.
 
They will come up at existing solid waste treatment facilities in Củ Chi District run by the Tâm Sinh Nghĩa Investment Development JSC., Vietstar Joint Stock Company and Tasco Joint Stock Company.
 
 “They would help ensure a healthy living environment and are needed for the city’s green and sustainable economic development.”
 
Using advanced technologies to generate electricity at waste treatment plants is in line with the city's orientation on urban solid waste management.
 
The city wants waste-treatment facilities to use advanced technologies to generate electricity from garbage instead of burying it in landfills.
 
It aims to reduce the volume of buried waste to 20 per cent by 2025.
 
Burning and burying of garbage are two methods that have an adverse impact on the environment.
 
The city generates around 9,000 tonnes of solid waste daily, of which 72.5 per cent is buried and the rest is burnt, recycled or used to produce fertilisers.
 
Advanced technologies will convert waste into electricity and produce by-products that can be recycled.
 
The power generated would be used to run the plants and the excess would be transmitted to the national grid, Thắng said.
 
“The projects will help reduce the volume of buried waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and control odours and leachate leakage from waste.”
 
Ngô Như Hùng Việt, director of Vietstar Joint Stock Company, said the power plant would use German technology and have a daily waste processing capacity of 2,000 tonnes in the first phase by 2020 and 4,000 tonnes in the second phase by 2021.
 
“It would help HCM better protect the environment and to become a more modern city.”
 
Groundbreaking for the construction would be on August 28, he said.
 
Thắng said the People’s Committee has directed relevant agencies to quickly complete the legal procedures for the three plants.
 
The city will call for bids to identify investors for two more similar power plants next year. 
VietNamNews

 Gửi ý kiến phản hồi

Họ và tên Email
Tiêu đề Mã xác nhận

News

Việt Nam Renewable Energy Week 2019 starts in Hà Nội

Cập nhật 18/09/2019

Vietnam Renewable Energy Week 2019 started in Hà Nội on Tuesday, covering discussions on the development...

Innovation

EVN restructures the dependent accounting units

Cập nhật 07/11/2018

The Prime Minister has just directed Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to restructure, reorganize and...

Investment

Over 7.3 trillion VND for power grid in central, Central Highlands regions

Cập nhật 02/04/2019

The Electricity Vietnam’s Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC) has announced that it plans to invest...

Business

EVNNPC’s electrical output in first seven months up 9.16%

Cập nhật 22/08/2019

The electrical output of the Northern Power Corporation (EVNNPC) in the first seven months of 2019 increased...

Production

The first 500kV transformer made in Vietnam

Cập nhật 17/09/2019

Dong Anh Electrical Equipment Corporation just held a ceremony on launching the first 500kV transformer...