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SITA Wins Contracts for 3 Waste Transfer Stations in Hong Kong

SITA Wins Contracts for 3 Waste Transfer Stations in Hong Kong

26 November 2012

SITA Waste Services has won two contracts in Hong Kong for the management and redevelopment of three waste transfer stations.

The company said the 10 year contract is worth 220 million euros and covers the West Kowloon Transfer Station (WKTS) and the two Hong Kong Island Transfer Stations (HKTS).

The WKTS is located on the West Kowloon reclamation area, and is the largest transfer station in terms of waste handling capacity in Hong Kong. It serves the Kowloon, Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan areas.

According to SITA around 2240 tonnes of municipal solid waste is delivered to the plant every day, and transported by marine transfer to the West New Territories storage facility for final treatment and disposal.

The company added that an additional 470 tonnes of grease trap waste from restaurants and food processing establishments are received on a daily basis for specific treatment at WKTS, through which the oil and grease are recovered and sold as a raw material for the production of biodiesel.

The other two transfer stations, located on the east and west sides of Hong Kong Island, together handle about 1300 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, which the company said is similarly processed and transferred to its final disposal and treatment facility.

Asian presence

According to the SITA – a part of SUEZ Environnement (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) – the contracts represent a strengthening of its position both in Hong Kong, and in the wider Asia Pacific region.

“This new, stronger position, will be a significant advantage as we support the waste management strategies of Asia’s largest cities and help them to go further in treatment and recovery,” explained Jean-Louis Chaussade, chief executive officer of SUEZ Environnement.

The company said that it has had a presence in the region for over 20 years and currently operates two state-of-the-art strategic landfill sites managing more than 7000 tonnes per day.

SITA added that it also operates 11 transfer stations and seven restored landfills and also provides collection, composting and recycling services to businesses and to its main client the Hong Kong Environmental Department.

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