Marubeni to begin implementation of WtE plant in Thailand
Japan-headed industry conglomerate Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) has announced that it will start implementation of the construction of a waste-to-energy (WtE) power plant for Chonburi Clean Energy (CCE) in Thailand. The project, a joint venture between WHA Utilities & Power, Glow Energy and Suez Environment is being carried out through Thailand’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) programme which promotes investment in waste-to-energy power plants using industrial waste.
According to a statement, the project will be an 8.63 MW waste-to-energy (WtE) power plant for CCE to be built in the Hemraj Chonburi Industrial Estate which is located in the southeast region of Thailand. Marubeni will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services as the EPC contractor to CCE with JFE Engineering of Japan selected as the technology provider with their stoker-type incineration technology.
The plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation by the end of December 2019. Illegal disposal of industrial waste has been a problem in recent years in Thailand, so it is expected that the government will continue to take the initiative in promoting such waste-to-energy power plant projects. Furthermore, the company intends to diversify its waste management project business to include other countries in the Southeast Asia region.