City Adds Third Boiler To Campbell Facility
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In an effort to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in Oahu landfills, the H-POWER (Honolulu Program of Waste Energy Recovery) Expansion Project is adding a third boiler to its waste-to-energy facility located in Campbell Industrial Park.
Mayor Mufi Hannemann broke ground last month for the new boiler, which will greatly increase the amount of garbage the facility can burn.
“The expansion has been badly needed for years, and I am very pleased to see such an important project reaching fruition,” said Hannemann. “By greatly improving our island’s sustainability, this project will be a tremendous help to us all.”
The third boiler will uti-lize mass-burn technology and will be able to combust an additional 900 tons of waste per day, yielding an extra 25-30 megawatts of electricity. The facility currently utilizes two refuse-derived fuel boilers capable of processing a combined 2,160 tons per day, generating up to 57 megawatts of energy.
The city also will install a shredder that will break down bulky items - which the original two boilers cannot process - to fuel the new boiler.
The expansion project will cost approximately $302 million and is projected to be completed in late 2011 or early 2012. The construction is expected to create 300 jobs and hire 34 full-time employees upon completion.
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