Hau Giang’s waste-to-energy plant expected to be operational in 2020 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: https://moitruong.net.vn)

Hau Giang (VNA)
– The first 6MW turbine of a new waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will start generating commercial electricity in December, 2020, according to Greenity Hau Giang Company.

The second 6MW turbine is scheduled to be put into operation four years later, doubling the plant’s capacity, said Greenity Hau Giang Deputy Director Ha Nhu Y at a meeting with the provincial People’s Committee on October 28.

The company has so far completed environmental impact assessment and electricity metering, Y said, adding that the firm is waiting for the provincial authority to approve the 1/500 detailed plan for changing the project from the initial waste treatment factory to WTE plant and grant permit for the construction of the WTE plant.

According to the provincial Department of Investment and Planning, the WTE plant covers an area of 23 hectares in Hoa An commune, Phung Hiep district. It is designed to use about 200 tonnes of waste per day for power generation. The project has a total investment of nearly 270 billion VND (11.6 million USD).

However, Greenity Hau Giang has failed to keep the project’s progress on schedule and been warned that the project would be suspended if the progress is not improved./.