Energy / Climate Change

December 25, 2011


Hitachi Zosen Inova AG based in Switzerland Subsidiary Accepts Order to Construct Municipal Energy-from-Waste Plant in UK

Keywords: Energy Conservation Manufacturing industry Reduce / Reuse / Recycle Renewable Energy 

Hitachi Zosen Corp. (Hitz), a Japanese company engaged in engineering and manufacturing environmental equipment, infrastructure and machines, announced on July 4, 2011 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) based in Switzerland, had accepted an order from SITA STW Ltd. to construct a solid energy-from-waste plant with power generation capacity of 24,000 kilowatts in Teesside in the northeast of England. HZI is engaged in engineering, construction and maintenance of municipal solid energy-from-waste plants while SITA STW operates energy-from-waste plants in the UK.

The municipalities of Sunderland, Geteshed and South Tyneside in the UK entrusted SITA STW with the construction and long-term operation of a waste disposal and energy-from-waste plant under a private finance initiative scheme. HZI has accepted the order from SITA STW to provide engineering, procurement, and construction under a full turnkey agreement. Thanks to its renewable energy potential, solid waste incineration plants with power generation capability are increasingly attracting attention also in Japan for the disposal of urban waste. The new plant in the UK is estimated to generate enough power for 30,000 households while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 64,000 tons per year.

European countries including the UK have been relying on landfill for waste disposal. With the EU introducing stricter regulations on landfills and setting higher targets on renewable energy, demand for municipal solid energy-from-waste plants as facilities that generate energy from waste is expected to grow in the future.

Posted: 2011/12/25 06:00:15 AM



Municipal Solid Energy-from-Waste Plant to be built in the UK
Hitachi Zosen Corp. official website