New Waste-to-Energy Plant of the Owarihokubu Waste Disposal Association (Rendering). Credit Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co is to build a waste-to-energy plant in Japan.
Owarihokubu Waste Disposal Association provides waste treatment for four municipalities in the northern Aichi region, comprising Inuyama City, Konan City, Oguchi Town, and Fuso Town in Niwa County.
It has placed an order for the new plant to replace two superannuated facilities at the Inuyama Waste Disposal Center and Konan-Niwa Waste Disposal Center with two stoker-type incinerators collectively capable of processing 194 tonnes per day.
The new plant will reduce emissions and be more energy efficient than the superannuated facilities.
The 33.15 billion yen ($251.2 million) contract will include long-term operation and maintenance services for 20 years from Mitsubishi, which won the contract through a competitive bidding process initiated by the association.
Mitsubishi will work closely with a group of five local companies in the Association’s service area to construct and operate the new facility.
The operation startup is scheduled for April 2028.
The four municipalities have been collaborating on waste disposal since 2017 in order to promote a recycling-orientated society.