Special Tech Focus – MSW in China

Each month, AcuComm’s db Monitor features a special tech area focus. This month highlights the treatment and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in China.


AcuComm currently holds over 90 active MSW projects, of which 43 were added since January 2015. In total, the estimated investment value of all projects is just over US$15.6 billion. Whilst opportunities are constantly growing inland, the majority of investments are strongly concentrated in the wealthier, more urbanised areas along the eastern coast. These areas find that space is at a premium, with landfill or dumping of waste becoming increasingly unviable.

  • The average value of a waste treatment project in China is US$166 million. A few are worth considerably more, such as a new WtE plant in Haikou, Hainan province, which is valued at US$777 million.
  • AcuComm currently lists seven WtE projects in China with planned generation of 50 MW or above. The largest is a 200 MW gasification plant planned in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.


MSW in China is growing in popularity, with a number of domestic and overseas companies now serving the market. To find out which are the most significant, and for detailed information on each project in our database, subscribe to AcuComm’s Packages today.