The ALCP6 waste to energy project in Krabi province, southern Thailand, has commenced construction after achieving financial close. Mott MacDonald is the lender’s technical advisor on the project supporting Alliance Clean Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Absolute Clean Energy PCL.
The ALCP6 plant will consume around 144,000 tonnes per year – 400 tonnes per day – of municipal solid waste. The waste will be incinerated, and the heat obtained will be converted into 6.0MW of electricity to be exported to the national grid.
As lender’s technical advisor, Mott MacDonald conducted technical due diligence on the waste to energy project. This included reviews of the robustness of the incineration technology and the environmental protection system used to control the air emission and effluent. Mott MacDonald will continue to monitor construction and operation of the plant.
Mott MacDonald’s project manager, Pakorn Prabhawong, said: “We are proud to be part of this project which will help alleviate the waste problem in Krabi. The ALCP6 plant can accommodate waste generated from 380,000 people and results in a better environmental outcome than the traditional landfill waste previously used in this beautiful city. Moreover, it will reduce the fossil fuel consumption in electricity generation by using the abundant municipal waste as fuel instead.”