Guntur WtE plant nears completion

Andhra Pradesh’s first Waste-to-Energy plant in Guntur is nearing completion. Explains Mr M V Chary, President – Projects, Jindal Urban Waste Management (Guntur) Limited, which is implementing the project, “Around 90 per cent work on the upcoming waste-to-energy project at Naidupet (Guntur) has been completed. The plant is expected to be ready by April 2020 and will produce around 15MW power from 1,200 tonnes of solid waste.”

The plant is spread over 20 acres  with an attached dumping yard, which comes with facilities such as approach roads, drainage system and fencing. The project is located at Naidupet on the Guntur-Chilakaluripet National Highway.

The facility will process over 1,200 tonnes of solid waste belonging to nine municipalities in Guntur and Krishna districts. Guntur (GMC) and Vijayawada Municipal Corporations (VMC), Tenali, Tadepalli, Mangalagiri, Sattenapalli, Chilakaluripet, Vinukonda and Narsaraopet municipalities are partners in the project.

VMC will hand over 550 tonnes of waste every day, GMC 350 tonnes and the rest will come from the remaining seven municipalities.

Watch out for a detailed interview with Mr MV Chary on later this week.

Picture Credit: Waste fire at a WtE plant in Brescia, Italy. With kind permission of TU Brescia

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