BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
A French company will generate electricity from waste in the Tabriz city of the East Azerbaijan Province (northwestern Iran) with an investment of $290 million, the Chairman of Waste Management Organization of Tabriz Municipality, Alireza Asghari told IRNA, Trend reports.
Asghari stressed that in this regard, the construction of a station has already begun. And the construction work will be completed within next 3 years. By burning the waste, about 32 megawatt hours of electricity will be generated. Its 22 megawatts will be used in Tabriz, and about 10 megawatts will be transferred to the Iranian electricity network.
The chairman added that 20 percent of the net revenues from electricity generated by this station will be paid to the Tabriz Municipality and 120 people will be employed.
"About 1, 050 tons of waste is dumped in the Tabriz city every day. Of this, 47.5 percent is dry waste and 52.5 percent is wet waste and is transported to two landfills at a cost of 1.7 trillion rials (about $40.4 million)," he said.
As reported, Iran’s Tabriz city has a population of about 2 million.