Shenzhen to build world's biggest waste incineration power plant

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Rendering of the largest one of the three plants. [Photo/People's Daily Online]

The city of Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province plans to build three waste incineration power plants in the next three years. One of them will be the world's largest, which is able to dispose 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily.

According to Wang Guobin, the director of Shenzhen City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, the biggest plant alone can handle one third of Shenzhen's garbage and will be put into use in 2018.

In the meantime, Shenzhen is to upgrade its current garbage incineration plants. The emission performance will excel the EU standards after the improvement.

"The projects have got its EIA approval and have finished the leveling construction. The main body construction will start by the end of this year," said Wang. By 2018, the three plants in total will be able to dispose 10,300 tonnes of waste every day, he added.

In the past ten years, Shenzhen garbage saw a growth of 6.1 percent every year. The waste produced by the city reached 5.51 million tonnes and is estimated to exceed 5.33 million in 2020. The four landfills of the city have all been overloaded for the time being.

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