A Mitsubishi subsidiary has won a contract from Shanghai Laogang Solid Waste Utilization to construct a waste-to-energy plant in Shanghai, China.

The subsidiary named Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering (MHIEC) will build the municipal solid waste incineration plant as part of a consortium featuring Hangzhou New Century Energy Environmental Protection Engineering (HNC).

MHIEC stated that the waste-to-energy power plant will have a capacity of 6,000 tons per day (tpd), making it one of the largest waste treatment capacities in the world.

The Japanese firm will deliver the appropriate equipment needed for waste heat recovery and flue-gas treatment with delivery scheduled to be completed in July 2018.

Comprising 8×750 tpd stoker furnace incinerators, the new Chinese waste-to-energy plant will come up near the Pudong International Airport in eastern Shanghai.

MHIEC will handle the design of different aspects of the plant ranging from incinerators to flue-gas treatment system.

It will also provide stokers, ash extractor, hydraulic units and a catalyst for NOx (nitrogen oxide) removal system. On the other hand, its consortium partner, Chinese engineering firm HNC will supply the waste heat boilers and flue-gas treatment system to the Shanghai waste-to-energy plant.

MHIEC released a statement which read: “Demand for waste incinerator construction projects in China is expected to continue in the coming years. MHIEC will continue to work closely with its Chinese counterparts to ensure the latest facility meets the high standards of Shanghai; one of China's most advanced cities.

“With the successful implementation of this project the Company will continue to focus on future sales expansion.”

Image: Conceptual drawing of Shanghai Laogang renewable energy utilization center. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.