16 Jan 2013
Everbright International's Jinan Waste-to-energy (WtE) Project Wins Luban Award
The Nation's First WtE Project to be Honoured(Hong Kong, 16 January 2013) China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE:00257) is pleased to announce that the second Household Waste Comprehensive Treatment Project of Jinan City ("The Jinan Project" or the "Project") that the Group invested and constructed on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) mode, has been awarded the nation's highest honour for National High Quality Project in 2012 – 2013, Luban Award. This is the first time that a WtE project has won this highest construction and engineering award in the nation.
The Jinan Project has successfully completed a "72+24 hour" trial operation in September 2011, resetting several national records on a largest one-time construction scale, supreme construction standards, the greatest integration of supporting facilities, the least construction time and the minimum usage of land for the same processing capacity of such projects. The Project, totaling an investment of over RMB900 million, is designed to process 700,000 tons of household waste annually, providing approximately 200 million kWh of green electricity. The Jinan Project has greatly mitigated the pressure of the household waste disposal in Jinan City, and has started the transformation from landfill to comprehensive utilization for the majority of its household waste of the city. The Project has substantially improved the City's ecosystem and played an important role in securing a safe operation of the City.
Mr. Chen Xiaoping, Chief Executive Officer of Everbright International, said, "Everbright International always adheres to the construction philosophy of "First Class Quality; High Standard; Advanced Technology; Outstanding Efficiency". The winning of Luban Award (the highest award for architectures of the nation) for Jinan Project, is the result of the implementation of the Group's branding strategy, namely "Produce Quality Projects and Build a Quality Brand," thus achieving the objective of building the brand through constructing quality projects and safeguarding the brand through quality management, hence strengthening Everbright International's leading position in the industry. Everbright International will remain committed to devote itself to environmental protection as a "City's Environmental Nanny" and create a better living environment for the city".