Hanoi – The first industrial waste power generation plant in Vietnam was inaugurated and officially put into operation at the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in the Hanoi outlying district of Soc Son, Hanoi, on April 24.
The plant covers an area of 16,809 square meters in Nam Son commune with a total investment of over 645 billion VND (28.3 million USD), including nearly 472 billion VND (20.7 million USD) from the Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and 173 billion VND (7.58 million USD) from the local budget.
After 22 months of construction, the plant was installed with technical lines and put into trial operation in September 2016.
All equipment and technology of the plant were provided and transferred by Japan’s Zosen Hitachi Company.
The Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO) built technical infrastructure and put technological lines into use under the supervision and evaluation of Japanese experts.
The plant is designed with a capacity of treating 75 tonnes of waste per day with the application of the Japanese latest technologies.
On March 16, the plant produced around 1.93 MW of electricity for the first time, and added 1.2 MW of power to the national grid.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan said the plant is the symbol of the special friendship between Vietnam and Japan.
It marks one of the major strides in Hanoi’s efforts to protect the environment and recycle waste for the industrial development purpose.
The plant will be handed over to URENCO for management and operation in October 2017.
Counsellor at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam Yoshito Nakajima said Vietnam should improve some legal frameworks to expand this model in other localities.
Japan is ready to help Vietnam implement projects on environmental improvement and energy development, he added.