Being China's largest environmental protection enterprise, an industry leader in Asia and a world-renowned environmental group, China Everbright Environment Group Limited (the "Company" or "Everbright Environment", together with its subsidiaries, collectively the "Group"), facing new situations, challenges and opportunities, set a "Three Carbons" development target. By upholding "Value Creation" as the core, implementing the "Three Five Eight Seven" development strategy, and focusing on management advancement, the Group bravely stepped out of its comfort zone and steadily carried out transformation. It continued to increase the depth and breadth of its industrial chains, strengthen the comprehensiveness and diversity of its businesses, improve the intelligence and digitalisation levels for management, and enhance technological innovation as core competitiveness. As a result, the Group achieved growth in both business scale and operational efficiency, which has further built up its overall competitiveness and solidified its industry-leading position.
As of 30 June 2021, the Group had a business presence in over 200 districts, counties and cities across 24 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative region in China, with overseas business markets in Germany, Poland and Vietnam. The Group secured a total of 499 environmental protection projects, with an aggregate investment of approximately RMB146.311 billion; it also undertook 40 environmental remediation services, 21 engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") projects, 5 energy management contract ("EMC") projects and 3 operation and management ("O&M") projects.
As the Group's core business sector, with the largest scale and making up the biggest business portion, the environmental energy sector covers waste-to-energy, food and kitchen waste treatment, sludge treatment and disposal, leachate treatment, fly ash treatment, methane-to-energy, construction and decoration waste treatment, heat supply and the development of environmental protection industrial parks, etc.
As of 30 June 2021, environmental energy had invested in 217 projects, commanding a total investment of approximately RMB86.792 billion, and undertook 1 O&M project. These projects are designed to have an annual household waste processing capacity of 49,019,500 tonnes, which is expected to generate annual on-grid electricity of 16,482,010,800 kWh, an annual food and kitchen waste processing capacity of 2,131,600 tonnes, an annual sludge treatment capacity of 321,200 tonnes, and an annual medical waste processing capacity of 10,950 tonnes.
China Everbright Greentech Limited ("Everbright Greentech") is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange"), focusing on hazardous and solid waste treatment, environmental remediation, integrated biomass utilisation, solar energy and wind power, among others. It positions itself as a supplier for achieving intelligent energy dedicated to "Carbon Neutrality", as well as a prominent industrial hazardous waste treatment investor and operator, in China.
As of 30 June 2021, Everbright Greentech had invested in 131 projects with a total investment of approximately RMB32.432 billion. These projects are designed to have an annual biomass raw material processing capacity of 8,089,800 tonnes, an annual household waste processing capacity of 3,777,750 tonnes, and an annual hazardous and solid waste processing capacity of 2,941,900 tonnes, which are expected to generate annual on-grid electricity of 6,825,844,700 kWh and an annual steam supply of 4,969,000 tonnes.
China Everbright Water Limited is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. As a leading water environment management service provider in China, Everbright Water has developed fully-fledged business coverage, which includes raw water protection, water supply, municipal waste water treatment, industrial waste water treatment, reusable water, river-basin ecological restoration and sludge treatment and disposal. It has also formed a full industry chain in the water business, including project investment, planning and design, technology research and development ("R&D"), engineering and construction and operations management, among others.
As of 30 June 2021, Everbright Water had invested in and held 143 water projects, commanding a total investment of approximately RMB25.747 billion. It also secured 4 EPC projects and 2 O&M projects. These projects are designed to have an annual waste water treatment capacity of 2,079,259,000 m3, an annual reusable water supply capacity of 88,184,000 m3, and an annual water supply capacity of 310,250,000 m3.
As China's backbone environmental protection equipment R&D and manufacturing provider, the Group's equipment manufacturing sector leverages Everbright Environmental Technical Equipment (Changzhou) Limited as the main platform to carry out traditional and new business, as well as relevant work, in a steady and orderly manner. The sector has further solidified its leading position in the waste-to-energy equipment industry.
In first half of 2021, equipment manufacturing insisted on technological innovation, and accelerated the pace of industrial upgrading. Leveraging the Group's existing projects, it carried out a number of technical projects and research topics, covering grate furnace for medical waste incineration, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) denitrification technology, grate furnace control system, hydraulic pressure station and distributed control system (DCS) integration project. In addition, equipment manufacturing manufactured and completed the trial run of the first sample domestic higher heating value water-cooled grate furnace.
The Group's eco-recycling sector rides on the "Five Points in One Line" process model for waste sorting, with a focus on 3 main business areas, namely waste sorting and zero-waste cities, environmental sanitation integration and resource recycling. It has positioned itself as a first-class investor and operator in waste sorting and resource recycling across China.
In first half of 2021, eco-recycling adhered to the strategic plan of "One Body and Two Wings" and the "Five Points in One Line" process model to carry out market expansion work. The sector had been tracking several potential business opportunities in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Guangdong, Yunnan and other places, involving recycling of construction and bulky waste, waste sorting and environmental sanitation integration, waste collecting, transferring and transporting, among others.
The Group's greenergy sector adheres to the development philosophy of "Green, Healthy and Intelligent" lighting. It focuses on the R&D, manufacturing and sales of energysaving healthy lighting products, as well as software and hardware products relating to the development of smart cities that are based on greenergy's intelligent light poles. Greenergy aims to provide lighting services for different scenarios and purposes, including urban streets and tourism sites, in addition to solutions to the development of smart cities. The sector targets to become a leading integrated service provider specialised in energy-saving lighting and development of smart cities in China.
As of 30 June 2021, greenergy had secured streetlight retrofitting and upgrading projects in Rizhao, Ji'nan and Tengzhou of Shandong Province, the Jinghai District of Tianjin Municipality, and Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, based on an EMC model. These projects are responsible for retrofitting more than 150,000 streetlights. In addition, greenergy signed multiple streetlight retrofitting projects based on an EPC model. In 2020, the sector also established the Greenergy Intelligent Industrial Park in Ji'nan, aiming to develop the industrial park into a national technological innovation base. The industrial park is now under construction with smooth progress.
Being the Group's technology R&D and innovation engine, the envirotech sector has been leveraging its "Four-in-One" technological innovation and R&D layout with platforms in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Qingdao, to foster and accelerate the Group's strategic transformation, structure optimisation and new business development. The sector aims to become a global platform dedicated to green technological innovation and conversion.
In terms of R&D layout, in first half of 2021, envirotech strived to cater for development of traditional business, new business and the future development needs, to promote R&D work. By responding to the needs of the Group's other business sectors to facilitate their business development, envirotech completed many technical support services for system designs, covering grate furnace, flue gas purification, leachate treatment and control systems.
As of 30 June 2021, Everbright Environment had been granted a total of 1,084 patents, including 123 invention patents, 845 utility patents, 103 software copyright licenses and 13 appearance patents.
With the Group's business transformation, the environmental planning sector leverages on Everbright Ecological and Environmental Planning and Design Institute (the "Institute") as the main platform, with a focus on the fields of environmental protection and energy. It strives to build core technological capabilities, and expand the business scope and industry chain, so as to become a first-class planning and design institute in China.
Currently, the Institute has obtained a set of important qualifications relating to design and consulting, ecological construction, as well as environmental engineering in the fields of electricity, municipalities and the environment.