An international consortium, which consists of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation, Japanese-Swiss developer Hitachi Zosen Inova, and RT-Invest, a company founded with the support of Rostec State Corporation, has announced its intention to develop a project involving the construction of five waste-to-energy plants in Russia.
Four plants, constructed in the Moscow Region, will have a total combined capacity of 2.8 million tonnes of municipal solid waste per year, which will generate about 280 MW of electricity annually. The implementation of the project will reduce the proportion of waste sent to landfill in the Moscow region by more than 25%.
The fifth plant will be in Kazan and it will have an installed capacity of 55 MW, recycling up to 550,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. Its commissioning will enable an end to the use of landfill sites for the disposal of waste in the region.
The project functions as a major step towards the creation of an integrated waste management system throughout Russia. The developers intend to ensure that the development of technologies and production of equipment are adapted for the local economy to support the construction of similar facilities in the future.