In Russia, Swiss clean-tech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) and consortium partner ZiO-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Atomenergomash, has received a Notice to Proceed to supply the entire equipment, including the technology package, for a new 70 MWe Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant in the Moscow district of Naro-Fominsk, around 80 km southwest of the capital. The client is a Russian plant operator Alternative Generating Company-1 (AGC-1), a subsidiary of RT-Invest.
HZI and ZiO-Podolsk are to deliver the entire process technology for this major project, including HZI’s state-of-the-art combustion and flue gas treatment systems. They are also responsible for numerous items of equipment in the balance of plant, various overarching services, and monitoring processes.
The 70 MWe installation will process 700 000 tonnes of waste per annum with the electricity supplied to the grid. It is the second of a total of four 70 MWe EfW installations that will be built in the Moscow area in the next few years. These plants will process a total of 2.8 million tonnes a year of municipal and commercial waste from the Russian metropolis.
A sustainable alternative to landfill
The introduction of EfW plants is part of the Green Tariff renewable energy programme launched in Russia in 2017. It’s also part of the country’s efforts to move away from landfill towards sustainable waste management.
According to Andrei Shipelov, CEO of RT-Invest, the implementation of EfW technologies is an essential component of the integrated waste management system.
In Russia, the industry is being created taking into account global best practices in sustainable development, where the priority is given to the full processing of waste into recycled materials and energy resources. Our primary goal is to achieve zero waste to landfills by 2025 in all territories where our company operates. The second, equally important goal for us, is to attract and create in Russia, advanced waste processing technologies with advanced localisation of equipment production. And this means tens of thousands of new highly-paid jobs, hundreds of billions of rubles of investment in the Russian industry, and sustainable export potential for the local machine-building industry for decades to come said Andrei Shipelov.
Besides contributing in terms of forward-looking waste management, the construction of the plant will also support the local economy, with a considerable portion of the scope of delivery manufactured in Russia. Building work on the site will begin in early summer this year with initial preparations are already underway.
The kind of modern EfW plants to be built under this partnership are efficient, environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects that, thanks to highly developed technology, meet and often substantially exceed the most stringent emissions requirements. We’re proud that HZI’s technology will be playing such an important role in these projects in the Moscow area, said Bruno Frédéric-Baudouin, CEO of HZI.