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West New Territories (WENT) Landfill

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Location : Nim Wan, Tuen Mun
Area   : 110 ha
Max. height of filling : 170 mPD
Max. depth of waste : 120 m
Capacity : 61 Mm³
Current waste intake : about 6,700 tonnes per day (2022)
Waste types : Municipal waste
    Construction waste
    Special waste
Operation hours : 08:00 to 20:00 (daily throughout the year)
Aftercare period : 30 years after completion of operation


Contractual Arrangement


Contract type : Design, construction, operation, restoration and aftercare to be carried out by the Contractor to the specified performance criteria
Client : Environmental Protection Department
Contractor : Veolia Environmental Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Contractor Facility Office Tel : 2472 3455
Commencement of construction : May 1993
Commencement of operation : November 1993


Financial Details


Capital cost : $2,000 million
Operation cost : $350 million/year

Capital cost is in money-of-the-day prices.
Operation cost is in 2021/22 financial year.



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