T&T Group and Hitachi Zosen Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding to develop waste-to-power electricity plants in Hanoi.
|Nguyen Tat Thang, deputy general director of T&T (right) and the representative of Hitachi Zosen |
Accordingly, the two parties will establish a joint venture to build the first project in Hanoi as well as other projects in the upcoming time.
T&T and Hitachi Zosen will create the design, collect capital, build, and operate the plant which will generate electricity by incinerating 1,000 tonnes of waste per day.
Generating electricity from waste has become a trend in the world in general and Vietnam is joining the trend to find a useful output for its massive amounts of waste, while the United Nations has been urging countries to generate renewable energy.
In the 93-million population Vietnam, the average waste volume discharged in the environment reaches 70,000 tonnes per day, including 35,000 tonnes from urban areas and 34,000 tonnes from rural areas.
Hanoi alone buries approximately 10,000 tonnes of waste per day, which could be a precious resource for generating electricity.
|The waste-to-power electricity plant in Nam Son |
The project is not the first waste-powered energy project in Hanoi. Previously in April 2017, Vietnam’s first industrial waste-powered electricity plant came in to commercial operation following an eight-month trial.
The project, which is located in Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in the capital’s outlying district of Soc Son, has a total investment capital of VND645 billion ($28.3 million), with nearly VND472 billion ($20.7 million) funded in the form of non-refundable aid from Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO). Hanoi allocated VND73 billion ($7.58 million) from the state’s budget to cover its share.
Covering an area of 16sq.km, the plant is equipped with the latest technology provided by Hitachi Zosen and has a capacity of treating 75 metric tonnes of waste and produce around 1.93MW of electricity per day.
|In the 93-million population Vietnam, the average waste volume discharged in the environment reaches 70,000 tonnes per day, including 35,000 tonnes from urban areas and 34,000 tonnes from rural areas. |
In September 2017, T&T and Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO) signed a co-operation agreement with a series of leading waste treating companies from South Korea to develop a project to recover gas from the landfill of Nam Son power plant. These South Korean firms included Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation, Korea Engineering Consultants Corporation, and Samyoung Co., Ltd.
T&T Group operates in numerous sectors, including property, finance, industry, investing in sports and import-export trading. Besides, on February 6, 2018, T&T Group and Boskalis Group from the Netherlands signed an agreement to co-operate in the seaport sector.
Hitachi Zosen specialises in designing and constructing environmental systems, industrial plants, water treatment systems, industrial machinery, process equipment, infrastructure-related equipment, disaster prevention systems, and precision machinery.