Saturday, August 19, 2017

YCDC weighs up energy options

Yangon’s municipal authorities are considering two projects to turn rubbish into electricity and compressed natural gas, with a planned starting date of early 2014, U Than Lwin Oo, head of Yangon City Development Committee’s Pollution and Cleaning Department said last week.

He said the organic waste would be separated at the sites and treated to extract the resulting gases, which would be burned to create power or converted into CNG.

He said waste-to-energy plants are planned at rubbish dumps in Htein Pin in Hlaing Tharyar township and Dawei Chaung in North Dagon township.

Eleven companies have already been shortlisted and were required to submit detailed proposals to YCDC on August 7. The winning submissions are expected to be announced in about two months, he said.

“I hope that we can announce the tender winning companies by the end of October or early November,” he said. “Then the projects should be started in January 2014.

“What technologies they [the plants] will use, how much the companies will invest and how much electricity they can produce will be stated in the final proposal. The power generated by these plants will be beneficial to the public.”