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$1.1bn Contract to Build the Largest Waste-To-Energy plant, Dubai

🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates.


A waste-to-energy (WTE) plant is a facility that converts municipal solid waste (MSW) and other types of waste into energy, typically in the form of electricity and heat. The concept of waste-to-energy is a sustainable solution that helps address waste management challenges and reduces reliance on fossil fuels for energy production.


“I inaugurated the world’s largest and most efficient waste-to-energy facility in Warsan featuring an investment of AED 4 billion, a remarkable project that reinforces Dubai’s status as a global leader in sustainable infrastructure. The facility is capable of generating 220 megawatt-hours of renewable energy, which can power 135,000 residential units. The facility can process 2 million tonnes of waste per year without any adverse environmental impact. We congratulate the exceptional teams involved in this unique project. We are committed to deploying advanced technologies to build a brighter and more sustainable future.” Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said.


Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has inaugurated Dubai's AED4bn ($1.1bn) waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Dubai. Located in the Warsan area, the plant will treat 1.9 million tons of municipal solid waste annually. It is expected to generate up to 200MW of thermal energy that will be fed into the local grid. In February this year, state utility Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) and Dubai Waste Management Company (DWMC) signed the power-purchase agreement for the project. The 35-year agreement covers jointly selling the electricity produced from the plant, which will be distributed through the 132-kilovolt substation in Warsan.

According to an industry source, the project development team includes: Itochu (Japan), Hitachi Zosen Inova(Switzerland) , Besix (Belgium), Dubai Holding (UAE), Dubai Aluminium (UAE), Tech Group (UAE).


Khalid Al Malik, managing director of Dubai Holding, said: “This significant investment by the group of companies that form this consortium, based on an agreement with Dubai Municipality, highlights international confidence in our market and Dubai’s continued appeal in attracting foreign direct investment, despite a more challenging global economic climate.”

Ahmad Hamad Bin Fahad, acting CEO of Dubal Holding, added: “Investment in green and sustainable projects is always close to our heart and we are very pleased to work with a broad spectrum of people working towards the realisation of one of the world’s largest single-site waste to energy projects in Dubai.”

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