JFE Engineering Corporation said that the company has received an order for the first waste incineration power plant in Myanmar.
The plant will be constructed in Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone in Yangon using the bilateral Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) between Myanmar and Japan.
JCM is a bilateral scheme through which Japan reaches emission reduction target through reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in developing nations, usually realised by dissemination of Japanese low-carbon technologies, products and services to those countries.
JFE Engineering will be responsible for the design and procurement and construction of the waste incineration power plant, which will be operated by Yangon City Development Committee after its completion in 2017.
The plant will have a waste incineration treatment capacity of 60 tonnes per day, and will generate approximately 5,200 megawatt-hour per year of electric power.
The plant will also reduce CO2 emissions by about 2,400 t-CO2 per year, JFE claimed.
This project will be the first waste incineration power plant project to which JCM is applied. It will also be the first JCM project in Myanmar, JFE said in a release.
At present, Yangon City discharges approximately 1,600 tonnes per day of waste, but this is buried directly in landfills.
Experts say it is an urgent challenge to construct appropriate treatment facilities which can respond to the increasing volume of waste accompanying Myanmar’s rapid economic development.
JFE Engineering received commissions from Japan’s Ministry of the Environment for the project in 2012-13 and in 2014 it carried out a feasibility study, under which the company carried out a survey for optimisation of waste treatment and studied the optimal treatment methods.
Source: Myanmar Business Today