Jeram, 17 October 2023 - Worldwide Holdings Berhad (WHB), in collaboration with Shanghai Electric Power Generation (M) Sdn Bhd (Shanghai Electric), held a groundbreaking ceremony today at the Jeram Sanitary landfill site for the construction of the Jeram Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities, marking the commencement of the project set to become the largest WTE facility in Malaysia.
Officiated by Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari, Menteri Besar of Selangor alongside Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria, Group Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Holdings Berhad and Mr. Sha Yunfeng, President of the Shanghai Electric Group, EPC Division; the groundbreaking ceremony was also attended by Dato Haris Bin Kasim, the Selangor State Secretary, State EXCOs, YB Tuan Ng Suee Lim and YB Puan Jamalia Jamaluddin together with Datuk Mahmud Abbas, Chief Executive Officer of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Ms. Zheng Le, First Secretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia, representing His Excellency, the Ambassador Ouyang Yujin.
Worldwide Holdings is at the forefront of Selangor’s transition towards a more sustainable approach in waste management. This plant will have a material recovery facility to increase recycling at landfills, a composting centre to reduce the amount of waste which ends up at landfills, and most importantly, a waste-to-energy facility that will convert waste into electricity, generating sustainable energy from the 7,000 tonnes a day of solid waste disposed in the state. By investing in and promoting these facilities, we are not only safeguarding our environment but also opening doors to economic opportunities," said Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari, Menteri Besar of Selangor.
The Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plant component forms part of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Centre (ISWMC) concept adopted in Selangor. Worldwide Holdings Berhad (WHB) has been entrusted to implement ISWMC, starting with the Jeram Sanitary Landfill within the jurisdiction of six local councils namely Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA), Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), Majlis Bandaraya Subang Jaya (MBSJ), Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK), Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ), Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Selangor (MPKS). Typical components of a ISWMC include a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plant, Composting Plant, Material Recovery Facility (MRF), Anaerobic Digester (AD) Plant, and a Research and Development (R&D) Facility. The WTE project is expected to be fully operational in 2025.
Yang Berbahagia Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria, Group Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Holdings Berhad, added, "With today's groundbreaking ceremony, we are advancing further towards our goal to close the loop and foster a circular economy within our business. Jeram WTE facilities are set to efficiently manage a wide range of waste with minimal odour, leachate or hazardous emissions, while contributing to renewable energy production. As we adhere to the highest industry standards and harness state of the art waste management technologies to improve our operations, we remain focused on optimising resources for maximum efficiency and productivity, for the benefit of all our stakeholders.”
Meanwhile, Shanghai Electric is the appointed Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contractor for the project - responsible for managing the project development and coordinating engineers, procurement specialists, construction teams and commissioning experts, in order to deliver fully-functional WTE facilities according to the requirements and schedule. “Shanghai Electric is excited to play a pivotal role in the development of these innovative Waste-to-Energy facilities. Together with our partners, we aim to introduce new standards of sustainable waste management and innovative energy generation to benefit the people of Selangor,” said Mr. Sha Yunfeng, President, Shanghai Electric Group, EPC Division.