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

Nonsovereign 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
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name
Eco-Industrial Park Waste-to-Energy Project
Project Number
Borrower / Company
  • Shanghai SUS Environment Company, Limited
Country / Economy
  • China, People's Republic of
Type or Modality of Assistance
Approval Number Facility Fund Source Amount Status
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

Some gender elements
Project Sponsor(s)
    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
    The project exceeded key output and outcome targets. The ADB Funded Taiyuan subproject has an installed municipal solid waste treatment capacity of 3,000 tons/day and power generation capacity of 60 megawatts.
    Status of Operation/Construction
    The Taiyuan subproject commenced business operation from March 2021. The project performance has been stable with above 80% capacity utilization. In 2022, it produced 383 gigawatt-hours of clean energy and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 946,995 tons.
    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

    Involuntary Resettlement
    Indigenous Peoples

    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 not significant as land is acquired by the government to establish the eco-industrial park (EIP) where the WTE facility is located. 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 Taiyuan subproject.
    Indigenous Peoples
    The Taiyuan subproject is located within an eco-industrial park and does 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.


    Responsible ADB Officer
    Wong, Yee To
    Responsible ADB Division
    Infrastructure Finance Division 2
    Responsible ADB Department
    Private Sector Operations Department

    Timetable for assistance design, processing, and implementation

    Concept Clearance
    27 Feb 2018
    Credit Committee Meeting
    08 Oct 2018
    29 Nov 2018
    Last PDS Update
    11 Oct 2023

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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: Annual Environmental and Social Performance Report (January-December 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2022
    Eco-Industrial Park Waste-to-Energy Project: Environmental and Social Compliance Audit Report Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Apr 2019

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