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Soc Son garbage power plant will officially operate on July 15

Soc Son waste power plant, one of the biggest plants of its kind in Vietnam, will officially operate on July 15. The furnaces No. 3 and No. 2 will run with a capacity of 1,600 tons of waste and will generate 30MW of waste into the national grid.

"If nothing changes, on July 15, we will officially operate and after that, the electricity generated from the incineration process will be connected to the grid. It is expected that about 20 MW of electricity will be generated from the process. Incineration will serve the operation of the plant and about 50 MW will be connected to the national grid. The plant operation is divided into 3 phases with a total of 5 incinerators and 3 generating sets. Phase 1 will have 1 incinerator and 1 operating unit, about 1,000 tons of fresh waste will be received by the factory every day. Phase 2 includes 2 incinerators and phase 3 includes 2 more incinerators that will operate in 2022. The total capacity of the plant will handle 5,000 tons of waste/day, solving 60-70% of the waste of Hanoi today," said Mr. Ly Ai Quan, General Director of Thien Y Hanoi Environmental Energy Joint Stock Company (Thien Y Company).

Mr. Ly Ai Quan also affirmed that the source of waste materials is taken directly from unclassified domestic waste of 9 inner city districts and 5 districts, namely Thanh Tri, Gia Lam, Tu Liem, Dong Anh, Soc Son. Although not officially put into operation, from the end of 2021 until now, the factory has received more than 30,000 tons of waste from Hanoi. Notably, from the beginning of June 2022 up to now, when the capital is full of garbage for many days, tens of thousands of tons of garbage have been transferred to the factory to reduce the load in Hanoi.

Regarding the delay of this major project, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Van, the representative of Thien Y Energy Joint Stock Company said that according to the plan, Thien Y waste incineration plant will operate from the beginning of 2022. However, due to changes in the law, the unit is having to readjust its investment license, since then the operation time has also been delaying for several months compared to the plan. As an example of this, Ms. Van shared, there are items that take up to 5 or 7 days to check, however, this stage can be efficiently done in a few days, but as forced by the regulations, the unit still has to wait until the assigned date to be certified. Although during that process, the inspection team did not ask for any additional corrections or corrections.

According to experts in the field of environment, the waste treatment system is a vital issue of an urban area, but has not been given due attention in Vietnam. For example, in Hanoi, from 1997 until now, landfilling is still the capital's main waste treatment method. Meanwhile, for every 1m3 of waste buried in the ground, 1.3m3 of leachate will be generated, causing pollution, directly affecting domestic water sources. Therefore, the early operation of the waste incineration plant to generate electricity will reduce environmental pollution in the capital.

Source: the Internet



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