Volume of newly awarded wte plant contracts reaches record high in 2018

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05.06.2019 − 

Orders were placed for more new waste combustion capacity in 2018 that ever before, thanks largely to the boom on the Chinese waste-to-energy (wte) market. According to the latest edition of the wte market study conducted by the Swiss consulting firm A. Vaccani & Partner, contracts were signed last year for 103 new plants or major refurbishments together involving 108,400 tonnes of daily waste-to-energy capacity.

The figure was 46 per cent higher than in 2017. Aside from China, the study also reveals a growing demand for thermal waste treatment technology in other Asian countries, notably India. In the weaker European plant market, the UK remains the most important sales market.

According to the study, 766 orders for new thermal waste treatment facilities (or additional combustion lines) with a combined daily incineration capacity of 612,100 tonnes were placed worldwide between 2009 and 2018. China accounted for three quarters of this sum.

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