Keppel wins contract for tech solutions for waste-to-energy plant in China

SINGAPORE - Keppel Seghers Belgium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings, has secured a US$13.7 million (S$19.5 million) contract to provide technology and services to the Nanshan II waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

The contract is for the expansion of the existing facility through the provision of the core equipment, design and technical services for the plant's furnace and boiler, the company said in a release.

Scheduled to be operational by end-2018, the Nanshan Phase II expansion will add 1,650 tonnes per day (TPD) of incineration capacity, enabling the facility to process up to 2,450 TPD of municipal waste, up from the current 800 TPD. The plant will provide approximately 45 MW of electrical energy to the grid, with more than 7 per cent of this generated by utilising marsh gas (methane) from the leachate treatment process as an additional fuel source to boost energy output.

Keppel Seghers also provided the process design, technology and services for Phase I of the facility, which has been in operation since 2003.

Dr Ong Tiong Guan, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, said, "This is the seventh waste-to-energy project that Keppel is undertaking for Shenzhen Energy Environment Engineering and we are proud to be their trusted partner once more."

The Nanshan Phase II expansion is Keppel Seghers' sixth contract win in China for 2016.