Hà Nội inagurates first waste-to-energy plant


Update: April, 24/2017 – 18:45

The NEDO Factory, the first industrial waste-to-energy facility, is considered a pioneering project of Việt Nam’s industrial waste treatment industry.—VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Khánh

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội on Monday inaugurated its first industrial waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex, supplying electricity to the national power grid.The plant, the first of its kind in Việt Nam, completed its first production batch of 1.93MW of electricity on March 16, of which 1.2 MW was successfully connected to the national power grid. The remaining power was used for the factory’s production.

Almost all of the factory’s equipment was supplied by the Hitachi Zosen Company of Japan.

With total investment capital of VNĐ645 billion (US$29 million) including more than VNĐ472 ($22.5 million) of non-refundable aid from Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) and the remaining VNĐ173 billion extracted from the city’s budget, the NEDO Factory was first put into trial operation on September 16 last year after 22 months of construction.

It was built on 16,809 cubic metres at the Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex, Sóc Sơn District.
The Vietnamese partner, the Hà Nội Urban Environment Company (URENCO), was responsible for the construction of the factory’s foundation and technical infrastructure. The company’s installation and use of construction technology was supervised by Japanese experts. 

The NEDO Factory fully meets current requirements of a WtE facility ready to fulfill its environmental mission, said environmental experts at a ceremony to mark the inauguration on Monday.

With the application of Japan’s most advanced WtE technology, the factory, with a waste treatment capacity of 75 tonnes per day, is considered a pioneering project of Việt Nam’s industrial waste treatment industry.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hà Nội People’s Committee Vice Chairman Nguyễn Dõan Toản affirmed this was not only the first project in Việt Nam and the region that transforms waste into power, but also a symbol of friendship between Việt Nam and Japan.

It marked a milestone for Hà Nội in its efforts to protect the environment and recycle waste into power, according to Toản.
 The city official revealed the factory will be fully handed over to URENCO in October this year for management and operation, said Toản.
 Counsellor of the Japanese Embassy in Việt Nam Yoshito Nakajima said the plant was a meaningful project for Hà Nội.
The Japanese diplomat hoped to build WtEs in many other localities in the country.
 To do that, Yoshito said, it was necessary for Việt Nam to change and improve some legal frameworks to help localities implement the new waste treatment model.
 Japan is ready to support Việt Nam in its implementation of environment projects that combine waste treatment with energy production, according to the diplomat. — VNS
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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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