#Editors’Pick – Waste treatment & recycling facilities

Israel: Construction of a 3,000 tpd waste treatment centre

Last month, the Dan Municipal Sanitation Association’s (DMSA) new waste treatment facility at Hiriya went into operation. Incorporating sorting and separating systems, a tyre recycling plant and a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) production plant, the facility can process up to 3,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste per day.

The RDF plant was developed in co-operation with Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises, where 500 tonnes of fuel will be produced each day. This will provide a fifth of Nesher’s energy requirements for their plant.

For more information on this project, click here.

United Arab Emirates: Construction of an AED 25 million recycling plant

Groundbreaking has taken place on a new 500,000 sq. ft. recycling plant in Dubai. The first phase of the plant, which will cover 200,000 sq. ft., will include a fully-automated sorting line, a maintenance workshop and a materials recovery plant.

Designed as a ‘green’ building, the facility will aim to make efficient use of its energy and water, as well as other resources.

You can keep up with the latest from this development by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Germany Waste-to-Fuels Plant

Opening of a new substitute fuels plant

This month, ALBA Nordbaden inaugurated its new plant in Karlsruhe. The facility, which meets the requirements of the new Commercial Waste Ordinance regulation, will convert non-recyclable waste to substitute fuels.

It is the first substitute fuels system to allow a single-stage crushing of the waste.

Now available to access in full for 7 days, this project provides you with the latest information and the contact details for key decision-makers. Click here if you’d like to find out more.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Myanmar WtE Facility

Construction of a WtE facility

After signing a contract to build Myanmar’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in November 2015, JFE Engineering has announced that construction is now complete.

The new facility will incinerate 60 tonnes of waste per day, with an output of 5.2 MWh of electricity per annum. Consequently, energy-related CO2 emissions will reduce by around 2,400 tonnes each year.

This project is now available to access for 7 days. To make sure you don’t miss out on key information, including decision-maker contact details, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – UK WtE Facility

Construction of a 33 MW energy recovery facility

Key contracts have been awarded by Viridor ahead of construction of their new energy recovery facility (ERF) in Avonmouth. CNIM will provide the ERF technology, while Clugston has been selected as the building and civils contractor.

Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2017 and is expected to be complete and operational by 2020. It will supply electricity to the National Grid – enough to power 30,000 homes.

If this project could be beneficial to your organisation, it is now available to access in full for 7 days. Click here for more information.

Weekly Projects Update – 39 new/updated projects, worth an estimated US$2,018m

In the week ended 14th April 2017, AcuComm added 39 new or updated projects to our Business db database, worth an estimated US$2,018 million and feedstock capacity of just over 13.3 million tonnes.

This takes the total estimated investment value of projects to US$368.7 billion.

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  • The total estimated power generation from these projects was 687 MW. WtE incineration was the largest category, accounting for 590 MW.
  • The leading country in the past week was the USA with ten projects. This was followed by Finland, Malaysia and the UK, with three each.

To keep up-to-date with the latest, click here.

Global Waste Investment Fact File: New Zealand

Next up in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is the New Zealand edition. AcuComm currently lists six waste projects in the country, with a total value of US$241 million or US$40 million each.


Key points from this Fact File:
  • Gasification is the leading project type, accounting for US$194 million or 81% of the total. This is followed by recycling, account for US$47 million or 19% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity of these projects is 0.6 million tonnes. This is equal to 93,667 tonnes per project on average.
  • This capacity is equal to 22% of New Zealand’s estimated annual waste generation at 2.5 million tonnes.
  • Waste investments totalling US$197 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2018 at US$3 million.


For more details from this Fact File, download your copy.

Alternatively, you can take a look at our projects in New Zealand here.

#Editors’Pick – WtE and biomass plants

China: Construction of a 90 MW WtE plant

Towards the end of March, China Everbright International announced that Phase II of the Nanjing Jiangnan Veinous Industrial Park waste-to-energy project had been completed. Operations have commenced three months ahead of schedule, which now boosts the plant’s processing capacity up to 5,000 tonnes of household waste per day.

For more information on this project, click here.

Pakistan: Development of a 49.8 MW biomass plant

On 20th March, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) granted a 30-year licence for operations of its new 49.8 MW biomass cogeneration plant to Hunza Powe.

Located at Dargai Shah, Punjab, the plant will use two high pressure moving grate boilers that will feed two steam condensing turbines. The boilers will be fuelled by up to 2,900 tonnes per day of bagasse, which will be supplied from the adjacent sugar mill.

As one of our newest projects to be added to the database, be one of the first to see the latest by clicking here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Finland Biomass Plant

Construction of a biomass CHP plant

This month, it was announced that Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded the contract for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidised bed (CFB) steam generator plant to the biogas facility. It will be designed to burn up to 100% of biofuel, consisting of mainly wood chips and forest industry by-products.

Construction on the facility began in September 2016, with commissioning expected by the end of 2019.

This project is available to access for free for the next 7 days. For contact details of over 10 key decision-makers involved with the project, click here.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – Bahrain Recycling Plant

Construction of an aluminium recycling plant

In February, Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) announced that progress on its new US$55 million aluminium recycling plant was on schedule. The building frame has been erected, two 70 tonne melting furnaces have been installed and installation of a 105 tonne twin chamber furnace has commenced.

The first metal cast is planned for mid-July, with the plant due to be fully operational by December.

For the latest on this project, it will be available to access in full for 7 days. Click here to make sure you don’t miss out.

AcuComm’s Full Access Project – China Waste Treatment Facility

Upgrading of a food waste treatment plant

China Everbright International has entered into an equity transfer agreement to acquire an 80% stake in the Sanya Food Waste Treatment Project. Along with two independent third parties, China Everbright will carry out an improvement programme to upgrade the plant’s equipment and waste treatment techniques.

Located adjacent to the waste-to-energy (WtE) facility, any residue from the treatment of food waste will be delivered there to be processed.

This project is available to access in full for 7 days. For the latest updates and exclusive information, including decision-maker contact details, click here.