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MHIEC secures order to build a waste to energy plant in Kawasaki, Japan

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 March 2018

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering (MHIEC) has secured an order from Kawasaki City (Kanagawa Prefecture) to build a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant.

The existing Tachibana WtE plant located in Kawasaki's Takatsu District, will be rebuilt as a stoker type incinerator with a total waste treatment capacity of 600 tonnes per day (tpd).

MHIEC's joint venture with Taisei Corp has received the contract, which is valued at JPY29.8bn ($280m). Completion of the plant’s construction is expected to take place in September 2023.

The Tachibana WtE plant was in operations for around 40 years and the facilities have aged and the incineration plant ceased operations in March 2015. Subsequently, the plant was closed the following year.

Construction will begin on the new center after the current facilities will be dismantled and removed. The new incineration plant will include three stoker type incinerators, each with a capacity of 200 tpd, along with other related equipment.

The company stated: "MHIEC will pursue further orders by building new advanced WtE plant that contribute to the formation of a resource-recycling society, enhancing the energy efficiency and stable operation of existing plants, and providing solutions that lower operation, maintenance and other lifecycle costs."

Last August, MHIEC secured an order to refurbish Ariake waste-to-energy (WtE) plant from the Clean Authority of Tokyo.

Ariake WtE plant has two stoker incinerators each with a capacity of 200 tpd and can generate approximately 5.6kW of electricity. The refurbishment includes replacement and upgrading of the superannuated components of the facility.

With the refurbishment, the service life of the plant along with energy efficiency is expected to increase. The contract is valued at JPY3.2bn ($29m) and is expected to be finished by 2020.