RIYADH: Dubai is building one of the world’s biggest waste-to-energy plants that will have the capacity to process almost half of the emirate’s garbage.
Dubai Holding has struck a deal with ITOCHU Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Inova, BESIX Group and Tech Group to develop the 4 billion dirhams ($1.1 billion) project under a 35-year concession period with Dubai Municipality.
The Dubai Center for Waste Processing, located in the Warsan area, will treat 5,666 tons of municipal solid waste produced by Dubai per day, Dubai Holding said in a statement on Monday.
“By partnering with a strong consortium of strategic and financial investors, we are delivering on our promise of continuously supporting the Emirate’s growth and diversification strategy,” said Dubai Holding managing director Khalid Al-Malik.
A total of 1,900,000 tons of waste per year will be converted into renewable energy. The approximate 200 MW of electricity generated will be fed into the local grid as clean energy. The facility will have the capacity to process up to 45 percent of Dubai’s current municipal waste generation, minimizing the amount of rubbish that would otherwise go to landfill sites.