LAHORE  - Waste Management Company (LWMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a British firm ‘Renoir Global’ on waste to energy (WtE) project.

Managing Director LWMC Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary and CEO of Renoir Global Ken Brown signed the MoU during a formal ceremony held at LWMC head office here on Thursday. According to MoU, both the parties will cooperate in the field of Solid Waste Management (SWM) and will establish a Waste to Energy project for Lahore. Initially, Renoir Global will conduct a pre-feasibility study to assess the WTE possibilities and options for Lahore and LWMC will assist in supplying all relevant information and data available regarding the existing waste management system in the city to facilitate study.

Moreover, a delegation of Swiss Company ‘EAWC-Technologies’ led by CEO Ralph Hafmeier also met LWMC officials. Representative of EAWC-Technologies Ms. Irma Velesquez, Honorary consul of Switzerland in Pakistan Suleman Najeeb Khan, Additional Secretary Energy Punjab Government Khalid Awais Ranjha and CEO Halal Alternative Solutions Raza Ali Shaikh also accompanied the delegation. Managing Director Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, GM Operations Khalid Majeed, GM Procurement Colonel Tahir Maqbool and Senior Manager Planning Nusraf Gill hosted the delegation.

EAWC Technologies has recently expressed an interest in LWMC’s WtE project and has proposed to set up a plant capable of producing 1 megawatt of electricity from the waste with potential to enhance it to 100 megawatts in future. Based on plasma technology, plant would be helpful in treating all kinds of waste and production of gas and resultantly electricity from it.  MD LWMC Waseem Ajmal said plasma technology also supports the treatment of hazardous waste especially the medical waste of hospitals.

He further said that even the installation of WtE plant can be possible in a very short span of time depending upon the consent and approval of government of the Punjab.