WEG motors that use less energy Hong Kong’s long-term growth and development

With the Belgian fan company CBV, WEG has helped build a self-sufficient waste-to-energy (WTE) island for Hong Kong’s excess trash. It is thought that the island will save 440,000 metric tons of carbon emissions each year. These are the same carbon emissions that 2.2 million gas-powered cars produce yearly.

In response to the Paris Agreement, the Government of Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan set a goal of reducing the country’s carbon intensity by 65–70% compared to 2005 by 2030. The country is making steady progress toward this big goal. It had already cut its carbon emissions by 35% by 2019.

The New WTE Facility Will Transmit 2 GWh of Power Daily to Hong Kong

The new WTE building will be another step in the right direction. The facility will have six lines that will send two GWh of electricity daily to mainland Hong Kong. This is made possible by a very efficient WTE process. This is paired with a flue gas cleaning system that is state-of-the-art and meets strict emissions standards.

Machines produce waste heat as a by-product of their work. This heat will dry the trash sorted by engines to recover materials. Part of the heat will also be used to run the system that keeps the island’s buildings cool. A wastewater treatment plant will make sure that no water needs to be thrown away, and solar panels will make sure that everyone who works on the island has enough electricity.

Also, the facility will make 40 m3 of desalinated water per hour, which will be used for processes, building services, and watering the green spaces that cover the whole island, including the walls of the WTE facility. The project will also keep 1.2 million tons of trash that can’t be recycled and was made by one-third of the people in Hong Kong from going to a landfill.

The WTE plant is made up of three process modules, and each one has two lines for burning trash. Each line needs one induced draft (ID) fan and one secondary fan, both of which need motors.

The project used 12 WEG motors: six HGF 500 models with 1,300 kW and six W22 315S/M models with 132 kW.

The motors will power the ID and secondary fans that CBV is supplying. These fans are essential parts of the incineration trains and will be powered by the engines.

In November 2017, the design-build-operate (DBO) contract for Phase 1 of the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) was given out. WEG delivered the motors in November 2021. The Environmental Protection Department of the Government of Hong Kong says that Phase 1 of the project should be finished by 2025. The contract gives the project 15 years to run.

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