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REMONDIS’ company, REMEX, recently completed the building of a state-of-the-art recycling facility for Singapore in a record-breaking period of just eight months. This new plant is now being used to process incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and recover the metals contained in the material. Equipped with leading-edge technology, it is setting an example for the whole of the Asian region.
REMEX Minerals Singapore Pte. Ltd. was the local company responsible for building the metal recovery facility. It is now operating the plant on behalf of the country’s National Environment Agency (NEA), which had put this project out to tender as part of its long-term plan to improve resource efficiency in the country.
REMEX’s new facility is located on the coast on grounds covering 1.4 hectares in the Tuas district of Singapore. In the future, it will be able to process around 600,000 tonnes of IBA generated by Singapore’s four waste incineration plants every year. Thanks to the technology installed, around 90 percent of the ferrous metals found in the IBA and over 75 percent of the valuable non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium and copper, will be able to be recovered and recycled.
”REMEX’s work in Singapore will serve as a model for other countries in Asia.“
Venkat Patnaik, Managing Director of REMEX Minerals Singapore Pte. Ltd.
These high recycling rates require innovative technology that can pick out even the smallest pieces of metal from the IBA – such as special magnets, eddy current separators and multi-stage screening equipment. Set up in the best possible way, this modern technology will ensure that the ferrous and non-ferrous metals can be removed from the incinerator bottom ash and separated from one another strictly according to type.
REMEX Minerals Singapore Pte. Ltd. is REMEX’s first branch outside Europe
At present, the processed IBA is being transported by ship to the Island of Semakau just off the coast of Singapore, where it is carefully deposited and covered in soil. The NEA’s plan is, however, to put this material to more sensible use, for example to make building supplies or as secondary aggregate for road and earthworks projects. Discussions are currently being held with REMEX and local universities to develop this idea further.
With the operations at REMEX’s new recycling facility having begun back in July, the official opening ceremony was held at the beginning of December in the presence of Norbert Rethmann, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of the RETHMANN Group, and Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment.