China, People's Republic of: Eco-Industrial Park Waste-to-Energy Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 51399-001

To provide financing to a private sector entity, Shanghai SUS Environment Co., Ltd. (_SUS_) in developing and operating urban integrated municipal solid waste (_MSW_) management facilities and WTE incineration plants in a series of eco-industrial parks in the PRC.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Wong, Yee To
    Private Sector Operations Department
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  • Country
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Eco-Industrial Park Waste-to-Energy Project
Project Number 51399-001
Borrower/Company Shanghai SUS Environment Company, Limited
Country China, People's Republic of
Location Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
3750 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 100.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Wong, Yee To
Project Sponsor(s)
Description To provide financing to a private sector entity, Shanghai SUS Environment Co., Ltd. (_SUS_) in developing and operating urban integrated municipal solid waste (_MSW_) management facilities and WTE incineration plants in a series of eco-industrial parks in the PRC.
Objectives and Scope To partly fund SUS's three-year expansion plan consisting of at least 9 pipeline waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in tier two and three cities in the PRC with total pipeline incineration capacity of 24,000 tons/day by financial year 2020.
Status of Development Objectives SUS is rolling out its development pipeline by centralizing the subproject development, procurement and financing arrangement across the nation and supervising construction of each subproject.
Status of Operation/Construction The ADB funded Taiyuan subproject commenced business operation from March 2021.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is closely aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for the PRC for 2016-2020, and its country operations business plan for 2018-2020, both of which promote the support for environmentally sustainable urban infrastructure development, green cities development, and private sector development.

The project is also aligned with ADB's Energy Policy, which prioritizes energy efficiency and renewable energy development, which will (i) ease growth in fossil fuel demand, (ii) improve energy security, and (iii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects In compliance with ADB SPS requirements for General Corporate Finance lending modalities, a Corporate Audit of the company's environmental and social management system (ESMS) has been undertaken. Compliance with national, international and ADB standards were assessed, and where any non-compliance was identified, a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) was prepared and agreed with the company. The CAP included enhancements to the company's ESMS to ensure compliance with ADB SPS. The company committed to adopting the enhanced ESMS prior to first disbursement. For the first WTE subproject, an environmental compliance audit, including on-site assessment, was conducted to identify past or present environmental concerns, determine compliance with ADB's SPS requirements, and develop and implement a CAP. ADB will closely monitor project implementation. The company is required to submit an annual report to ADB. An independent technical study confirmed that the construction and operation of WTEs will not result in irreversible, diverse or unprecedented environmental impacts and health risks.
Involuntary Resettlement The project's impact on involuntary resettlement is expected not to be significant as land is acquired by the government to establish the eco-industrial park (EIP) where the WTE facility may be located. For its first WTE subproject, a Social Compliance Audit was undertaken and the audit confirmed that there are no outstanding land acquisition and compensation related issues in relation to the development of the WTE facility which is located within an EIP.
Indigenous Peoples The first WTE subproject is located within an eco-industrial park and will not impact on vulnerable ethnic minorities or affect territories or natural and cultural resources owned, used, occupied or claimed by vulnerable ethnic minorities as their ancestral domain.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation SUS has committed to enhance its policies and procedures in relation to public consultation and information disclosure. A formal grievance redress system will be developed and implemented at the corporate and site level. Grievances, if any, and corresponding resolution will be documented in the annual reporting to ADB. The borrower will also enhance the information provided to the public, including explanations of emission monitoring data that are made available to the public.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 27 Feb 2018
Credit Committee Meeting 08 Oct 2018
Approval 29 Nov 2018
Last PDS Update 27 May 2021

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Eco-Industrial Park Waste-to-Energy Project: Environmental and Social Compliance Audit Report Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Apr 2019

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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