According to the US-based Waste Business Journal (www.wastebusinessjournal.com) Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and Shanghai Chengtou Holding (SC Holding; Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code: 600649) have announced the signing of an agreement for WM to purchase 40 percent of Shanghai Environment Group (SEG), a leading provider of environmental services in China, from SC Holding.
Earlier this year SC Holding announced its intent to seek a foreign joint venture partner in SEG. After a formal selection process, WM was awarded the bid and together both companies will manage and operate SEG to pursue waste-to-energy opportunities and offer other waste services throughout China.
“SC Holding and SEG are great partners for us as we venture into the growing Chinese market,” said David Steiner, CEO of Waste Management. “We see waste as a resource, and we see international expansion of our waste-to-energy business through our subsidiary, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc, as a growth engine for us in the future. Wheelabrator’s operational excellence coupled with SEG’s market position and local expertise provides a strong competitive advantage. Through this joint venture, SEG can bring increased operating and technical efficiencies and solutions to the rapidly growing Chinese waste-to-energy market.”
“Being the leading player in the solid waste treatment sector in the United States, WM has outstanding management team, rich experience and leading technology and is our best partner in the development and expansion of our solid waste treatment business. We believe that through the introduction of advanced technology and operational experience, our company’s potential can be better explored. Meanwhile, we can transform and improve our operational and management system, better allocate various resources and enhance company’s profitability. The win-win cooperation with the world-leading solid waste management company can enhance our competency in the solid waste treatment sector, further strengthen our leading market position in China’s solid waste sector and build the foundation for our future expansion and development in the environmental industry in China,” SC Holding said.
Together with Waste Management’s other renewable energy initiatives, this growth will move the company more quickly toward meeting its sustainability goal of doubling its renewable energy production to provide enough power for the equivalent of two million homes by 2020.
About Waste Management and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.
To learn more visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com
A wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. owns and/or operates 16 waste-to-energy facilities and five independent power production facilities. These facilities are located in 10 states ranging from New Hampshire to southern Florida and out to the West Coast. Wheelabrator’s 21 facilities have a combined electric generating capacity of 836 megawatts, enough energy to power more 900,000 homes. Wheelabrator’s 16 waste-to-energy facilities have a solid waste disposal capacity of 21,340 tons per day, as much trash as disposed of daily by more than nine million people. This year signifies the company’s 100th year of environmental achievement and innovation as it moves into the next century with renewed commitment to continued excellence and leadership.
To learn more, visit www.wheelabratortechnologies.com
About Shanghai Chengtou Holdings
Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co.,Ltd, based in Shanghai, is a listed company on Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600649). It is a modern serving com
pany engaging in construction and operation of city infrastructure facilities, with core business ranging from the sectors of solid waste, raw water supply, to real estate in China.
Shanghai Environment Group company Limited (“SEG”), a subsidiary of Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co.,Ltd, mainly focus on the businesses of solid waste transfer and transportation, solid waste incineration and landfills. Currently, SEG has 12 BOT solid waste projects in several metropolitans around China, such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Weihai and Ningbo, etc. SEG has deep experience in solid waste treatment area as well as leading technology and has attractive market potential.
To learn more, visit www.600649sh.com