2018/04/16GDDC Builds Taipei’s Largest Solar Power Plant on the Roof of the Beitou Depot
G.D. Development Corporation (GDDC), a subsidiary of industry-leading resource cycling services provider ECOVE, announced on the 13th Apr. that it obtained the bid of the solar power plant at the Beitou Depot.
GDDC will complete a total capacity of 3.8MW photovoltaic power facilities, the largest solar power plant in Taipei City, and generate about 4,300MWh green power which could supply for 1,100 families yearly and cut down 22,00 metric tons of carbon emission annually.
GDDC, founded in 2011, is a joint venture between ECOVE and Gintech Energy Corporation with extensive experience in the investment, development, construction, and operation of solar power facilities at Taiwan High Speed Rail station, Kaohsiung MRT station, Kaohsiung Harbor, and aviation stations in Taiwan. In Nov. 2017, GDDC signed the contract of solar power plant at Beitou Depot with Taipei Metro and would be responsible for the overall planning, investment, construction and operation. The solar power plant will be built in June this year and completed before the end of the year.
昱鼎能源科技13日宣布，取得台北市第一件商業運轉發電廠案，設置規模達3.8ＭＷ，預計年發電量有 430 萬度，足夠供應 1,100 戶家庭一年的使用量，此案一旦完工將成為台北市最大規模的太陽光電廠。
昱鼎係由崑鼎及昱晶能源所合資成立的太陽光電投資開發公司，與台灣高鐵、高雄捷運、航空站及高雄港等皆有合作經驗。2017年11月，昱鼎與台北捷運完成北投機廠屋頂太陽光電發電系統標案的簽約，昱鼎將負責整體的規劃、投資、興建與營運，預計在今年 6 月動工，年底前即可完成設置及併聯。
2018/03/26Sinogal-Waste Services Company Awarded the Contract for Upgrading Facility at Existing Plant in Macau Refuse Incineration Plant
On Mar.8th, the Macao Environmental Protection Bureau announced the bid winner of upgrading facility in Macau Refuse Incineration Plant. Sinogal, promised to do not delay waste treatment, match the original schedule of maintenance and shutdown, and complete properly this project, won this bid.
Macau Refuse Incineration Plant, the old facility and equipment are going to be out of date soon, will not be operated properly and delayed the processing of waste incineration, so the Macao Environmental Protection Bureau opened the upgrading facility bid.
Sinogal, established in Macau in 2009, is a joint venture among Taiwan’s CTCI Corporation, ECOVE Environment Corporation, and Consulasia, a subsidiary of Portugal’s Consulgal Group. The company is the sole entity responsible for operation and maintenance of the Macau Refuse Incineration Plant. In 2010, Sinogal partnered with ECOVE in a joint venture to provide operation and maintenance services for the Macau Hazardous Waste Treatment Plant.
In the past projects, Sinogal, controlled the plant shutdown hours well, formulated a complete construction plan in advance and strictly managed the procedures, was trusted and recognized with construction quality and project progress by the owners. In addition, Sinogal has powerful resources supported from CTCI, the global engineering services provider with extensive experience in design, construction, operation and overhaul of EfW plants. After Sinogal completes the upgrading project, it is expected that Macau Refuse Incineration Plant will be operated in order and local waste will be disposed properly.
2018/03/01GDDC, Turned Kaohsiung Harbor Area into Photovoltaic Power Facility, Honored with “Golden Boat Award” from Taiwan International Ports Corporation
G.D. Development Corporation (GDDC), a subsidiary of industry-leading resource cycling services provider ECOVE, has completed an initiative in Taiwan of constructing a 5,980MWh photovoltaic power facility in Kaohsiung Harbor. GDDC's efforts have been recognized with the “Golden Boat Award- Special Contribution Award” for increasing revenue to Taiwan International Ports Corporation and activate the existing constructions in the harbor.
Cooperated with the National Renewable Energy and Green Port Policy, GDDC obtained the right to construct photovoltaic power facilities in Kaohsiung Harbor through public bidding in 2015. Up to now, GDDC has completed a total capacity of 4.6MW harbor photovoltaic power facility which can generate about 5,980MWh green power and cut down 3,170 metric tons of carbon emission annually. In 2018, the third phase of the parallel operation and additional 1.5MW photovoltaic power facility will be accomplished.
The Golden Boat Award is organized by Taiwan International Ports Corporation and is mainly awarded to outstanding enterprises which improved the management and operation of Kaohsiung Harbor; GDDC is the only awarded company in the solar photovoltaic industry.
In the next few years, GDDC will actively comply with national policies to perform a 20GW solar photovoltaic project and strive for investment opportunities in roof, ground and water fields. In addition, GDDC will cooperate with Gintech Energy Corporation which has extensive experience in the investment and operation of solar power plants in Taiwan and USA markets to look for opportunities in solar photovoltaic projects around the world.
2018/02/06ECOVE Invited to Attend the EAEO Forum to Deliver a Speech on Experiences in Municipal Solid Waste Management in Taiwan
ECOVE, an affiliate of CTCI, is a global engineering services provider that specializes in EfW, waste management, solar power and circular economy business. In the 1980s and 1990s, waste crisis in Taiwan occurred because of limited space to bury garbage and waste. Founded during Taiwan's waste crisis, ECOVE quickly became a leader in EfW, waste management and resource recovery. Not satisfied with merely recovering energy from disposed resources, ECOVE kept improving its operations to recover as much energy as possible. ECOVE's successful experience in the treatment of garbage and wastes was appreciated by the European-Arab Environment Organization (EAEO) and has been invited to the Egyptian Environment Forum to deliver a speech.
EAEO, founded at Switzerland in 2006, is a non-governmental organization that keeps promoting the concept of sustainable development in Europe and Arab countries. It held “the First Arab Economic Forum for Eco-tourism and Protected Areas in Egypt”, which advocated the concept of eco-tourism and conservation of natural resources, has attracted numerous scholars, experts, enterprises and institutions from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan.
On behalf of company, Richard Huang, ECOVE sales manager, made a speech on "experience in treatment of municipal solid waste in Taiwan" and introduced the company's successful projects and techniques in the field of circular economy. Huang's speech drew a lively discussion, during which he interacted with participants who recognized that Taiwan's experience in treatment of municipal solid waste could be apply in other developing countries.
As a leader in Taiwan's resource recycling industry, ECOVE, committed to actively participating in national/regional agendas and policies, is willing to share with peers and other countries in the world the successful experience in municipal solid waste management.
崑鼎為全球工程服務供應商CTCI中鼎集團關係企業，專門提供垃圾焚化發電、廢棄物管理、太陽能發電等循環經濟服務。1980及90年代，台灣因垃圾無處掩埋造成廢棄物處理危機，崑鼎在彼時成立並提供廢棄物管理與資源回收服務，並從廢棄物中擷取更多資源，提升焚化發電、太陽能發電及資源回收效能。崑鼎在上述都市廢棄物處理的成功經驗獲得歐洲阿拉伯環境組織 (Euro-Arab Environment Organization, 以下簡稱EAEO)青睞，於2月6日受邀到埃及環境論壇進行專題演講。
EAEO為瑞士的NGO非政府組織，2006成立迄今，持續在促進歐洲及阿拉伯國家環境的永續發展。EAEO此次舉辦「第一屆埃及生態旅遊和保護區經濟論壇 (The First Arab Economic Forum for Eco-tourism and Protected Areas in Egypt)」，主要也是為推廣環境生態旅遊及自然資源保護的觀念，當天與會者多來自阿拉伯聯盟國家，如沙烏地阿拉伯、埃及、約旦等關注環保議題的學者專家、企業與機關。
此次論壇由崑鼎業務部經理黃力家參加並發表演說，以「台灣都市垃圾處理經驗(Experience of Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste in Taiwan)」為題，輔以台灣經濟發展歷程為經緯，介紹過去四十年台灣都市廢棄物處理方式的演進，以及崑鼎在循環經濟領域的實績及專業技術，演說內容獲得與會者熱烈的討論與互動，並認可台灣的廢棄物處理經驗可做為其他開發中國家的成功範例。
身為台灣資源循環產業的領導者，崑鼎承諾未來將持續「主動參與國家和地區環境政策及議題(Active participation in national/ regional agenda and policy)」，將崑鼎在都市垃圾處理的成功經驗分享給同業及世界各國。
2018/01/30ECOVE Tainan Cheng-Hsi EfW Plant Granted a Certificate of Appreciation from Tainan City Government for Providing Health and Safety Tutoring Services
Tainan Cheng-Hsi EfW Plant, operated and managed by the industry-leading resource cycling services provider ECOVE, actively participated in “Health and Safety Family” campaign and built an “ECOVE Cheng-Hsi Family”. As the core enterprise of the family, Cheng-His plant, helping and counseling the small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve the working environment, has been appraised by the Tainan Municipal Labor Office and granted a certificate of appreciation from Mr. Wang Xinji, the Director of Labor Office.
According to the regulations of Tainan City Government, a core enterprise of labor safety is required to meet the following conditions within three years: honored with Excellent Organization Award for Labor Safety and Health, Five-Star Award for Labor Safety and Health, or a record of no major occupational accidents. ECOVE, taking safety as its top priority, implemented strictly management of labor safety and health in Cheng-Hsi EfW Plant, has not only been honored with the Five-Star Award for Labor Safety and Health, but also obtained the Excellent Organization Award for two years running. In the future, ECOVE will continue to assist other SMEs in improving the labor environment and leading other members of Cheng-Hsi Family towards becoming the safest workplaces with “Zero Accidents”.
2018/01/28ECOVE Environment Services Corp. Receives Praise from Owner for Upgrading the Efficiency of Gangshan EfW Plants
Writtten by: Huang Ming-Te, the Manager of Gangshan EfW Plant, Environmental Protection Business Operation Center, Taiwan Sugar Corporation.
The Gangshan EfW Plant is an incineration facility owned by the Kaohsiung City Government. The City commissioned the EfW plant operation to TSC in 2001. The waste disposal capacity of this plant was designed at 1,350 tons/day (three 450-ton-per-day furnaces), but the operating efficiency began to decline in recent years. This is mainly due to the thinning of furnace tubes, wear and tear of furnace bed and furnace wall slagging. The level of waste in the storage pits has persistently remained at high and a vicious cycle of low EfW plant rate began to roll.
The "garbage problem" has become an urgent matter in the Kaohsiung area, but TSC is a business in the state-owned enterprise system and therefore is required to follow the government procurement procedures and regulations for maintenance of the major system equipment and procurement of various supplies. This is a time-consuming process and very often the expected goals cannot be achieved in the most time-efficient manner, especially for urgent repairs. Under the legal restrictions, investment in equipment maintenance often results in latent effects. Therefore, after a team of the professional consultants was brought into the plant for assessment and diagnosis, in 2016, the Kaohsiung City Government finally launched the open tender for "commissioning a technical service supplier to upgrade the efficiency of the Gangshan EfW Plant" based on the expert recommendations. This tender was targeted to seek a competent technical service supplier to upgrade the equipment and operating environment, in expectation to improve the operating rate and equipment efficiency.
In June 2017, the tender was opened and Ecove Environment Service Corp. won the bid. This company, a subsidiary of the ECOVE founded in 1994, has over 20 years of experience in maintenance and annual service of incinerators and a strong technical backup from its parent company, CTCI, an expert in incinerator construction. In addition, ECOVE has also assisted TSC in annual service and overhaul projects at the Kanding Incineration Plant. Therefore, TSC believed that the company's professional background and experience will help the Gangshan EfW plant to enhance its efficiency.
The scope of this project covers an overall upgrade of EfW equipment and the main incineration processes. In the first stage of equipment upgrade (Jul. to Nov. 2017), improvement of the furnace bed and combustion system has been completed. Compared to the condition before the upgrade, the daily processing volume increased by nearly 300 tons, and the operating rate was increased from 73% to now full capacity. This upgrade has effective relieved the City from the pressure of waste treatment and the neighboring counties and cities have began to seek regional cooperation from the Kaohsiung City EPA. In this project, ECOVE demonstrated high-level of professionalism and dedication from the initial manpower arrangement and seamless integration of daily operations and maintenance work to introducing patented technology, intelligent systems and equipment evaluation and improvement. It is indeed not an easy task to achieve such a remarkable improvement in just six months. Our on-site staff observed that ECOVE's field staffs were very focused and that is why they were able to improve equipment efficiency in such scale and significantly ahead of the schedule. We are very please with such results and recommend highly of their services.
2018/01/27ECOVE Environment Services Corp. Receives Recognition from Owner for Providing outstanding Maintenance Service for Linkou Water Resource Recycling Center
Written by: Huang Ming-Chang, the Section Chief of Sewage Facilities Department, New Taipei City Water Resource Bureau.
The Linkou Water Resource Recycling Center (Linkou Water Center) is the first secondary sewage treatment plant constructed and operated by the New Taipei City Government. It has improved the sanitation of the environment in the Linkou area and alleviated the pollution caused by domestic wastewater, enhancing the quality of life of the residents in the nearby communities.
In order to maintain high performance, high safety and high reliability, the City Government commissioned a private company to operate and maintain the facility. Under such model, the professional capabilities and reputation of the commissioned company become primary considerations.
The Linkou Water Center launched an open review and tender for the facility operation contract and ECOVE won the bid. Immediately ECOVE took over the plant on Jan. 16, 2018, the company sent a team of professionals that is larger than the scale and with more professional certifications required by the contract to implement the project. The team has been diligently communicating with the Water Resources Bureau and more importantly implemented the plans that have met mutual consensuses into the operations. Their positive work attitude and performance up till now has given us a high confidence and met our expectation.
We wish ECOVE to continue expand in the field of professional technical services and expect them to achieve high performance at the Linkou Water Treatment Center, as they have achieved at the nine contact bed treatment plants and Zhonggang Water Resource center. We expect ECOVE to have excellent achievement at the National Public Wastewater Treatment Facility Evaluation organized by the Environmental Protection Administration in June this year. Together, we will create a high quality environment in New Taipei City. Finally, I would like to wish ECOVE flourishing business.