Essel Infraprojects Ltd has bagged three waste-to-energy (WtE) projects in the cities of Kadapa, Anantpur and T.P Gudem of Andhra Pradesh. EIL has awarded the contract to Hitachi Zosen India Pvt Ltd for delivery of the projects.
Each of the plants comprises one R-Grate type waste combustor and flue gas treatment systems with a processing capacity of 330 tonnes per day and a power output of approximately 6000 kW. It is expected that total capacity of four WTE plants will reach 0.57 million tonnes per year by 2019, a release from Essel Infraprojects said.
The contract has been executed between Hitachi Zosen India (HZI) and special purpose companies owned and operated by Essel Infraprojects Ltd. HZI is a group company of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, which is known to be a leading WTE plants engineering company.
A. Vidyavathsal, President, Environment & Water EPC, Essel Infra said, “We are proud to have bagged these projects which are in keeping with government’s Swachch Bharat campaign. The association with Hitachi Zosen India Private Limited, which is a leader in waste to energy technology, will enable us to deliver state of the art plants”.
Hideaki Horiuchi, Managing Director of Hitachi Zosen India Pvt Ltd said, “This project is in line with the Clean India Program initiated by the government of India. We are delighted and proud of the award marking our successful entry into the state of Andhra Pradesh by our trend setting combustion technology. We are very much pleased that Essel Infra has entrusted us with these new projects and honored to add these reference to the list of sustainable solutions we have created.”
EIL and Hitachi Zosen India Pvt Ltd have earlier worked together in delivering a 11.5-mw waste to energy plant in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. This plant, which is designed to process 600 tonnes of municipal solid waste, was commissioned in May 2016.
Featured photograph shows Essel Infra’s 11.5-mw MSW-to-energy plant at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh