Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has received an order for two steam turbines and generators for a large-scale Waste-to-Energy (WTE) project being advanced by the Singaporean National Environment Agency (NEA). The 120 megawatt class WTE generation facility will be a stoker-type (Note) with the capacity to process 3,600 tons of waste daily, and will be delivered through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC) who are also involved in the project. The facility is scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2019.
The WTE facility will be built in Tuas, an industrial district in the mid-west of Singapore. Construction and operation will be the responsibility of a special purpose company (SPC) established jointly by MHI and the major local water processing and supply company Hyflux Ltd. EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) will be carried out by HydroChem, a subsidiary of Hyflux. MHIEC will supply the incinerator and generation equipment together with MHI’s local Singaporean subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) beneath HydroChem.
The MHI Group has been involved in three WTE plants in Singapore to date including the Tuas South Incineration Plant, which was completed in 2000 and, at 4,320 tons per day, has one of the world’s largest processing capacities. MHI also supplied the key steam turbine component responsible for generating power in these plants, and the present order continues from these previous projects, based on the excellent product performance and track record to date.
MHI possesses a full lineup of thermal generation products from high-efficiency large-capacity generation systems to energy-saving systems for industry, and provides total solutions in this field. Going forward, the company will continue to contribute to the economic development of various countries and regions, responding appropriately to their diverse needs.
(Note) Incinerator with a floor lined with heat-resistant metal square bars that combusts the fuel by pushing it up and moving it.