14:16 | 25/04/2017 Environment
An inaugural ceremony was held at the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in Hanoi’s Soc Son district on April 24 for the first-ever industrial waste power generation factory in Vietnam.
The Nedo factory was built on an area of over 16,800 square metres with a total investment of more than VND645 billion (US$28.38 million) – VND472 billion in nonrefundable aid from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan (NEDO) and VND173 billion in counterpart capital from the Hanoi budget.
The factory uses advanced waste incineration power generation technology from Japan, with a handling capacity of 75 tonnes per day. This is considered a pioneering project in the modern industrial waste disposal process which is unprecedented in Vietnam and around the region.
After 22 months of construction, the factory had its technical line completely installed and put into trial operation on September 16, 2016. All the equipment and operational technologies of the Nedo factory were supplied and transferred by Japan’s Hitachi Zosen Corporation.
As of March 16, 2017, the Nedo factory had manufactured about 1.93 megawatts of power, with 1.2 megawatts successfully supplied to the national grid and the remainder used to serve the factory’s production activities.
The Nedo factory has now satisfied all acceptance requirements from manufacturers as well as current standards, and stand ready to perform its special mission towards the environment.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Nguyen Doan Toan hailed the facility as a symbol of the special friendship between Vietnam and Japan and a big step forward in Hanoi’s efforts to protect the environment and recycle waste in service of local industrial development. The factory is scheduled to be handed over to Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO) for management and operation this October.
According to Counsellor of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, Yoshito Nakajima the factory is not only meaningful to Hanoi alone, but in order to replicate the power generation waste incineration model, it is necessary for Vietnam to adjust and refine a number of legal frameworks to make it easier for localities in the implementation process.
Japan is willing to help Vietnam in the implementation of environment improvement projects in combination with energy development, Nakajima said.