Construction underway on Vietnam’s ‘first’ waste-to-energy project

Construction work has begun on Vietnam’s first waste-to-energy project.

Hong Kong based Everbright International won the tender for the Can Tho Project in July 2016 on a Build-Operate-Own model, signing a project investment agreement with the Can Tho Construction Department of Vietnam. The project will be invested in, built and operated by Everbright.

When completed, the new facility will have a daily household waste processing capacity of 400 tonnes, producing 7.5 MW of electricity for the grid. In total, the new plant will receive approximately $47 million (€41.5 million) of investment, with an operation period of 22 years.

The core equipment at the new facility will be Everbright’s own self-developed apparatus. The facility’s gas emissions will comply with the Euro 2010 Standard.

At a recent commencement ceremony for the project, Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of Can Tho People's Committee, said: “The Municipal Government of Can Tho has been striving to tackle household waste treatment issues with the aim of enhancing people's livelihoods through environmental health efforts.”

“At present, Can Tho collects around 650 tonnes of household waste daily, and the waste collection rate stays at 85%-90%. However, the solid waste is currently put into landfill or incinerated without generating any electricity. Given this situation, the municipal government proposed building a modernised household waste processing plant and invited bids for such a project,” Vo Thanh Thong continued. “After the appraisal and visits to the bidders' projects, we unanimously chose Everbright International”

"The Project will form a synergetic effect and share resources with the Laiwu Food Waste Treatment Project,” said Hu Yanguo, CEO of the Environmental Energy Sector and Everbright. “The two projects have been implemented with coordinated design, construction and operation, and they share the same management expertise, technology and facilities, which will effectively improve processing efficiency and reduce operating costs.”


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