Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has been awarded a contract to deliver two steam turbines and generators for the proposed 120MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Singapore.


The large-scale waste to energy facility is being advanced by the Singaporean National Environment Agency (NEA).

In addition to generating 120MW of electricity per day, the plant will have municipal solid waste (MSW) processing capacity of up to 3,600 tons per day (tpd) using stoker furnace type incinerators.

Being built in Tuas, an industrial district in the mid-west of Singapore, the WTE facility will be constructed and operated by TuasOne, a special purpose company (SPC) launched jointly by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the local water processing and supply company Hyflux.
TuasOne is 75% owned by Hyflux while the remaining stake is held by MHI.

HydroChem, a subsidiary of Hyflux, will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be commissioned in first half of 2019.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering will be responsible for the supply of the incinerator and generation equipment together with MHI’s Singaporean subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP).

The facility, which is expected to cost S$750m ($537.8m), will be operated by TuasOne for NEA for 25-year period.

NEA CEO Ronnie Tay earlier said: "NEA has put in place an integrated waste management system to uphold high standards of public health while ensuring cost-effectiveness and affordability and minimising land uptake.

"Even as we continue to construct new waste-to-energy plants, Singaporeans can help by practising the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to reduce waste and contribute towards a more sustainable long-term solution."

Image: Illustration of waste to energy facility in Singapore. Photo: courtesy of MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.