Solid waste project in Peru; First EfW in Australia; solid waste management project proposed to Azerbaijan; India mulls special mining zones
Consultancy tender for solid waste project in Peru
The improper disposal of solid waste that has led to land degradation in Peruvian cities has prompted a consultancy tender for land restoration. According to a bid notice on the UN’s Development Business website,13 project files will be developed by the consultancy for public investment plans in the cities of Andahuaylas, Bagua, Huamanga, Oxapampa, Chancay, Pozuzu, San Juan Bautista, Yauyos, Abancay, Aymaraes, Huaura, Tarma and Chincha. The last date for the submission of the expressions of interest is 18 July.
City calls for expression of interest for solid waste
A public-private partnership deal is being sought for Cuiabá in Brazil to provide solid waste management services. The city has called for expression of interest from firms including Haztec Tecnologia e Planejamento Ambiental; Locar Saneamento Ambiental; Consorcio Odebrecht Ambiental/Ecopav Soluções Urbanas; and Centro de Gerenciamento de Residuais Cuiabá. These proposals will then be reviewed in forth coming days based on criteria including technology used for treatment and disposal of waste, and the location of a proposed landfill.
First EfW facility in Australia
Yarra Valley Water is designing an innovative EfW purpose-built facility in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The first of its kind project in Australia is to divert organic waste destined for landfills into energy.
Solid Waste Management Project proposal to Azerbaijan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed a solid waste management project worth $67m (£39m) for cities in Azerbaijan. The government will earmark $17m, while the rest of the capital is covered by the ADB loan. The aim of the proposed project is to improve health, hygiene, and sanitation standards of residents in the regional/urban centres of the Lower Caucasus Economic Zone and Nakhchivan.
US to get aluminium sheet rolling plant
Japan’s Kobe Steel, in conjunction with Toyota Tsusho, is to construct a 6000-series aluminium-magnesium-silicon alloy sheet rolling plant in the US having the capacity of around 100,000mT a year. The aluminium sheet rolling plant is likely to go on-stream in 2017. Details will be finalised with Toyota Tsusho by September.
Kentucky aluminum plant begins construction
The joint venture between European aluminium firm Constellium and Japanese aluminium company UACJ is beginning construction works on a $150m (£87.4m) 225,000-sq ft plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The plant is to produce finished body sheets for the North American automotive industry. Production is slated to commence in the first half of 2016, with full capacity reached by 2018. The two parties will provide the aluminium coils. Initial target capacity stands at 100,000mT per year.
India proposes special mining zones
The Indian steel ministry has suggested setting up special mining zones (SMZs) in iron ore-rich regions along the lines of special economic zones. There will be single-window clearance for steel projects in the SMZs. Mines in the notified areas could be excluded from requiring prior clearances under various laws; they will be auctioned to steel companies and administered by an environmental authority. Under the plan, all iron ore-rich areas in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Karnataka may be notified as SMZs.