GE to supply steam turbine for waste-to-energy plant
GE (NYSE:GE) will supply its renewable steam power technology for a new waste-to-energy (WtE) plant located in East Rockingham, Western Australia. In a deal signed with ACCIONA, who, together with Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) have formed the EPC Consortium to engineer, procure and construct the plant, GE Steam Power will design, manufacture and supply its geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) for the project.
This technology will enable the plant to generate reliable and dependable electricity from a mix of non-recyclable municipal, commercial and industrial waste.
As Australia’s second large-scale WtE plant, East Rockingham will help meet the country’s renewable power generation and local waste management objectives in an environmentally sustainable way. The plant will supply a net capacity to generate 29 MWe of dependable electricity to the grid, enough to power more than 36,000 Australian households. At least 50% of this electricity is fueled from renewable biogenic material with minimum overall CO2-footprint. It will also contribute to a significant overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as compared to landfilling the waste which produces methane emissions that are far more potent than CO2.
The East Rockingham Waste to Energy project owned by John Laing (40%), Masdar/Tribe (40%), Acciona Concesiones (10%), and Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), (10%), once completed, will treat around 300,000 tons of waste every year, preventing the release of the equivalent of more than 300,000 tons of CO2 per annum into the atmosphere – the equivalent pollution generated by around 64,000 cars.
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