Dutch firm to develop waste-to-energy project in Mekong Delta

By Bao Long
Fri, August 5, 2022 | 6:01 pm GTM+7

Harvest Waste B.V., a Dutch waste management company, has received permission to carry out initial studies for a waste-to-energy project in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.

Provincial authorities have given the green light to a partnership between Harvest Waste and Vietnamese firms Pacific Group and Alpha Investment to study the project that will turn residual waste into clean electricity with Dutch technology. The project location chosen is My Tu district.

An artist’s impression of a Harvest Waste B.V. waste-to-energy plant in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of the company.

An artist’s impression of a Harvest Waste B.V. waste-to-energy plant in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of the company.

Soc Trang is the first destination in Vietnam that the Dutch company is looking at for investment opportunities, said Harvest Waste chairman Evert Lichtenbelt, seeking the support of authorities in the investment process.

The partnership plans a modern plant to create green energy, without polluting emissions. More operational details like planned capacity are not known.

Soc Trang has only one operational solid waste treatment plant now. This buries waste for a composting process that turns out compost.

Late last month, the capital city of Hanoi put into operation a 75-megawatt waste-to-power plant, the country's biggest of its kind.

The facility, in Soc Son district, is also the largest waste incineration plant in Vietnam with a capacity of handling 4,000 tons of dry waste a day, equivalent to nearly 5,500 tons of wet waste.

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