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02.01.2017

Construction of Biogas Power Generation Facility Completed in Aichi Prefecture pursuant to “Development and Operation of Sludge Treatment Facilities for Toyokawa Water Purification Center ”

Pursuant to the contract made with Aichi Prefecture regarding the “Development and Operation of Sludge Treatment Facilities for Toyokawa Water Purification Center,”* Aichi Clean Energy Co., Ltd. (President: Hirosumi Watanabe; Head Office: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture; hereinafter “Aichi Clean Energy”), a special purpose company formed by METAWATER Co., Ltd. (President: Yasushi Nakamura; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), METAWATER Service Co., Ltd. (President: Eiji Nakamura; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) and Cenergy Co., Ltd. (President: Tokihiko Yamada; Head Office: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture), has completed the construction of this facility. Capital contributions to Aichi Clean Energy have been made by these three companies, and Nakanihon Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd. (President: Naokazu Ueda; Head Office: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) is participating in this project as a cooperative company. In commemoration of the completion, a ceremony co-sponsored by Aichi Prefecture, Toyokawa Regional Sewerage Promotion Council, and Aichi Clean Energy was held. Approximately 50 people attended the ceremony, including Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura, national and local government officials, and Aichi Clean Energy personnel. A facility tour was also conducted at that time.

Under this project, the currently inactive digestion system at the Toyokawa Water Purification Center will be restarted, enabling better water treatment and stable sewage sludge treatment. This project also aims for power generation using biogas produced through the sludge treatment process, as well as sludge treatment cost reduction and greenhouse gas reduction using FIT (Feed in Tariffs).

*Conclusion of the contract regarding the “Improvement and Operation Project for Toyokawa Sewerage Treatment Plant Sludge Treatment Facility, etc. (announced on December 22, 2014)
http://www.metawater.co.jp/eng/news/2014/1222.html


         
    Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura                             METAWATER President Nakamura


    
          Induction ceremony photo                                                    Power generation facility

Project outline

1) Project Name

Improvement and Operation Project for Toyokawa Sewerage Treatment Plant Sludge Treatment Facility

2) Project method

PFI method
(1) Sludge treatment facility: RO (Rehabilitate Operate) method
(2) Biogas processing facility: BTO (Build Transfer Operate) method


3) Project scope

(1) Sludge treatment: Design and construction work*/Operation and maintenance work
*Design and construction work includes repairs to which a national government grant is applicable under the longevity support program
(2) Biogas processing: Design and construction work/Operation and maintenance work


4) Project period

December 22, 2014 (project contract date) to March 31, 2036

5)Contract amount

About 7,885 million yen (including tax)


Outline of Aichi Clean Energy Co., Ltd.

1)       Established: October 31, 2014
2)       Address: 2-56 Suda-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
3)       Representative: Representative Director and President Hirosumi Watanabe (METAWATER)
4)       Constituent companies and roles

METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Representative company) Facility design, construction, etc.
METAWATER Service Co., Ltd. Facility operation, maintenance, etc.
Cenergy Co., Ltd. Various procedures for power generation business, relevant management, etc.
Nakanihon Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd. Preparation of longevity plan, etc.

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