Taiwan orders combined power plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received an order from Taiwan for a large-scale waste-incineration and power-generating plant that utilises waste heat from incinerators to produce electricity.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) has recently received an order from Taiwan for a large-scale waste-incineration and power-generating plant that utilises waste heat from incinerators to produce electricity.

The order was placed by Fortune Energy Corporation for its Miaoli Refuse Incineration BOT project. Fortune Energy will build and operate the plant based on a BOT (build/operate/transfer) scheme awarded to the Taiwanese company. The plant is slated to commence operation in May 2006.

The plant will consist of two stoker-furnace incinerators, each capable of processing 250 tons per day, and an 11.8 MW power-generating facility. The power plant will contain two heat recovery boilers, one steam turbine and one generator. The electricity produced here will be sold to Taiwan Power Company.

MHI will be in charge of engineering work, including basic design of the plant, and supply of key equipment, such as incinerators and boilers.

Taiwan currently has plans to locate at least one incineration plant in each of the island’s 16 counties.