Gurgaon: Bandhwari plant to generate 10MW power per day in two years
The entire project is expected to cost over Rs 330 crore and within two years, the plant will be able to produce electricity for which the waste collection process has been started by the MCG and MCF.gurgaon Updated: Jun 30, 2017 21:22 IST
The Bandhwari solid waste treatment plant that is located along the Gurgaon-Faridabad road in the Aravallis will soon generate 10MW of electricity every day. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the plant. A Chinese firm will help the corporations to segregate the waste, officials said.
The entire project is expected to cost over Rs 330 crore and within two years, the plant will be able to produce electricity for which the waste collection process has been started by the MCG and MCF.
“Door-to-door collection, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste from various waste generators including individuals, residential, commercial and industrial establishments in both the cities amount to over 1,250 tonnes of municipal waste per day,” said SS Rohilla, spokesperson for MCG.
The entire project will take two years to produce electricity, officials said. The processing unit would comprise bio methanation facility, composting facility, RDF processing facility, RDF to power plant, flue gas treatment facility, leachate treatment plant and sanitary landfill with a view to protect the environment as well.
For this project, Ecogreen Energy Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of China Jinjiang Environment Holding Company Ltd, has agreed to work with the Haryana government and will segregate the municipal solid waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and compost. Only RDF will be used for generating power at the proposed waste-to-energy power plant.
The MCG officials will also visit China to learn more about the technology that will help them develop the plant more efficiently, said MCG officials.
A team will also be formed that will independently review and monitor the progress of the unit at regular intervals, according to officials present at the event where the MoU was signed.
The waste management plant that is located on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road has been a landfill site, where waste from Gurgaon and Faridabad is dumped without treatment. The 32-acre plant is capable of handling only 600 tonnes of garbage every day, but it is receiving nearly 1,500 tonnes a day. Officials said that they will now be able to treat waste and produce electricity for the two cities.