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Valmet to deliver waste-to-energy plant in Vietnam

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Finnish energy technology firm Valmet has signed a contract of between €20 million ($22.5 million) and €30 million ($33.8 million) for the delivery of a waste-to-energy plant in Vietnam.

The contract has been signed with waste treatment company Thang Long Energy Environment for the firm’s greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Bac Ninh province.

Valmet will provide its circulating fluidised bed boiler for the project. The boiler will be used to burn waste to produce steam that will power a turbine generator. This is the first time Valmet is supplying this type of boiler in Asia.

The waste-to-energy plant is expected to generate 10 MW of electricity which will be integrated into the Vietnamese main grid for reliability.

The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2023 and forms efforts by Thailand to invest in sustainable energy production.

In addition, Valmet’s Flue Gas Cleaning System will also be integrated to ensure the cleanliness of the turbines and ensure the plant abides by environmental sustainability stipulations.

Valmet’s DNA Distributed Control System will be used to optimise the control of the plant for improved efficiency.

TTCL Vietnam Corporation will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.

Juoko Latva-Somppi, director, heat and power plants at Valmet said: “We are proud to take this step in Southeast Asia for more sustainable growth and high-efficiency energy conversion from waste. The solution will enable significant reductions of CO2 emissions and promote the circular economy.”

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