China Everbright International has won the bid for RMB1.08bn ($170.46m) Xi’an Lantian Household Waste Electricity and Heat Cogeneration PPP project in Shaanxi, China.
With a concession period of 30 years, inclusive of construction period, Xi’an Lantian project has been designed to process 2,250 tonnes of household waste daily.
The project will have three 750 tonnes/day mechanical grate furnaces and two sets of 25MW turbine power generators.
The water produced from the leachate treatment will meet the quality standards for the utilisation of reused water in open-type recirculating cooling water systems.
The project is likely to generate 250 million kWh of green electricity annually. The gas emissions are expected to comply with the Euro 2010 Standard.
Everbright International CEO Wang Tianyi said: “As the capital city of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is a core city of the Guanzhong Plain urban cluster, as designated by the State Council of the PRC in January 2018.
“The city is also a gateway under the plan for the large-scale development of China’s western region. While acting as a keystone of the westward opening-up in the country, the city also plays a crucial role in the Belt and Road Initiative.
“Xi’an Lantian project sets a significant milestone as it is Everbright International’s first household waste treatment project located in a provincial capital in western China and the group’s fifth waste treatment project located in a provincial capital of the country.
“Everbright International will fully make use of its advantages and experience in investment, construction, operation and management, and uphold its philosophy of first-class management, excellent design and high-quality construction.
“This is to ensure that Xi’an Lantian project will adopt state-of-the-art technology and strictly follow relevant emission standards, which will help to achieve the harmless treatment, reduction and reuse of local household waste.
“We will develop the project into a high-quality benchmark waste-to-energy project in western China, with a view to enhancing the ecological and living environment of Xi’an City, the starting point of the Silk Road Economic Belt.”