Belgian waste to energy technolgy firm, Keppel Seghers, has secured contracts worth over €12 million from Abellon Clean Energy Limited in Gujarat in India for the supply of energy from waste equipment and services.
The company explained that the projects will be the first-of-kind in Gujarat, and that it will provide the core equipment, design, and technical services for the plant’s air-cooled grate and vertical boiler, which are designed to achieve efficient energy recovery and operational reliability.
When completed, the facility can effectively reduce the volume of waste that goes to landfills by over 90%.
“The amount of waste being generated by communities worldwide has been rising in tandem with rapid urbanisation and this is a challenge that has to be tackled responsibly,” commented Dr Ong Tiong Guan, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure.
“Modern waste to energy plants have proven to be an effective strategy to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Having successfully implemented over 100 WtE projects around the world, we look forward to delivering Keppel Seghers’ proven WtE technology that will contribute to the State of Gujarat achieving its waste management goals.”
The company noted that as one of the most populous nations in the world, India produces one of the largest amounts of municipal solid waste, with only a fraction of it being treated.
The majority of the waste is either landfilled or disposed in open areas. Therefore, waste to energy is garnering increasing attention as a viable waste treatment option for many states of India.
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