Sep 15 (Renewables Now) - Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), a Swiss company part of Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp (TYO:7004), said today it will build Turkey's first waste-to-energy (WtE) plant for municipal solid waste with power generation capacity of 70 MW.
A consortium made up of HZI and Turkish construction company Makyol on September 11 signed a turnkey contract with the customer, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), covering the design, construction, and the operation and maintenance of the plant for at least one year. After several years of development, the contract signing marks the start of the project's execution phase, HZI said.
According to the announcement, this will be the largest such facility in Europe. It will be located in Istanbul and will be able to process 1 million tonnes of waste per year, or around 15% of the city's municipal solid waste. It will have three incineration lines and is scheduled to start operations in 2021.
Separately, an Australian project in which HZI is involved moved a step forward. The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) in Perth, Western Australia, has confirmed a consortium led by the company as the preferred tenderer in what should lead to the EMRC signing a waste supply agreement with HZI. The contract will see household waste from the region be processed at the consortium's East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility. This AUD-400-million (USD 321m/EUR268m) project, set to produce 28 MW of electricity, is scheduled to start construction in the third quarter of 2018.
(AUD 1 = USD 0.802/EUR 0.670)