Suez begins construction work on its first waste-to-energy project in Southeast Asia

Chonburi Clean Energy (CCE), a joint venture company established by waste management firm Suez, WHA Utilities and Power, and Glow Energy, has begun work on an industrial waste-to-energy power plant in Chonburi, Thailand.

According to Suez, the facility is the first waste-to-energy plant in Southeast Asia to meet European emission standards.

With a designed capacity of 8.63MW, the $59 million facility will have a contracted capacity of 6.90MW and handle a waste volume of around 100,000 tonnes per year.

Construction is due to be completed by Q4 2019 and CCE will provide operation and maintenance serves for 20 years.

Steve Clark, CEO of Suez Asia, said: “The CCE plant marks Suez's first waste-to-energy project in Southeast Asia, and adds to our portfolio of close to 60 successful WtE references worldwide. Together with our partners, we look forward to setting a new benchmark for Thailand's industrial waste management."

Thailand aims to boost the alternative energy ratio as set out in its Power Development Plan 2015-2036, which gives emphasis on waste-to-energy production. The facility will dispose of non-hazardous industrial waste through safe, environmentally sustainable methods using state-of-the-art WtE technologies, converting it into green energy while reducing CO2 emissions and the problems associated with landfills.

Clark added: "By building the plant in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), we can support the country's pioneering development plans and provide outstanding waste management services to companies attracted by the government's investment policy for the EEC.

“Meanwhile, the strong partnership between Suez and our partners will guarantee the upcoming waste-to-energy plant is strictly aligned with world-class standards."


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