May 10, 2014 3:09 am JST

Kawasaki Heavy pushing garbage incinerators in China

TOKYO -- Kawasaki Heavy Industries has begun marketing its garbage incineration plants in China.

     The Japanese company expects demand for its highly efficient stoker-type incinerators because municipalities in many regions, especially in the interior, still do not incinerate their refuse before disposal.

     Anhui Conch Kawasaki Engineering, a 50-50 joint venture between Kawasaki Heavy and a local company in Anhui Province, is marketing a stoker incinerator that can process 300 tons of municipal garbage a day. It offers a turnkey service covering everything from design and material procurement to installation, and expects to win its first order soon from a waste treatment company in the province.

     Kawasaki Heavy has also won three orders for gasification incinerators for installation at cement plants, where they will burn municipal solid waste and sewage sludge to yield fuel for the cement-manufacturing process.

     The company hopes to win orders for a total of 10 stoker incinerators and gasification incinerators a year in the Chinese market.