The construction of the first waste power plant in the UAE has been completed

The construction work of the first waste energy production plant in the country has been completed and will soon enter the testing and operation phase and will be a substantial addition to the clean energy sector in the country. Bee’ah Group and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar” are one of the leading energy companies in the world.
Emirates Waste-to-Energy Company, Bee’ah Group and “Masdar” intend to officially open the energy waste plant in a ceremony to be held soon, and Bee’ah Group and “Masdar” have begun to explore opportunities for establish other factories of this type in different parts of the UAE and the region.
Once operational, the station will help the Emirate of Sharjah to be the first city in the Middle East region without waste, achieving a high value of non-recyclable waste and increasing the rate of diversion of waste from landfills by 76 percent to 100. percent, and will also help reduce landfill-directed waste and support state guidelines to improve clean energy mixing.
When the plant reaches its maximum operational capacity, it will contribute to diverting up to 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year from landfills, to produce 30 megawatts of low carbon energy to meet the electricity needs of 28,000 homes in Emirate of Sharjah.
Commenting on this achievement, Khaled Al Huraimel, CEO of Bee’ah Group, said: “The completion of the new plant is an important milestone for Emirates Energy Waste Company, in light of our tireless efforts to lead the sector of energy waste in the UAE through innovation and development. Today, we look forward to successfully completing the testing and commissioning phase, followed by the fully operational launch phase, which will make Sharjah the first zero-waste city in the Middle East, and we know full well that this is a is a strategic step in our efforts to ensure a future without waste and based on clean energy, not only at the state level, but also at the regional level and beyond. “
For his part, Mohamed Jamil Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, said: “Masdar is proud to be a partner with Bee’ah and to utilize its vast experience, which extends for more than 15 years in the field of energy to develop the first energy waste plant in the UAE We look forward to developing our knowledge and skills within the waste energy sector and contributing to addressing the problem of climate change by working on waste management in accordance with sustainable and clean energy-based methods. “
It is worth noting that Kneem Group, a French industrial contracting company, has built the new factory, which covers an area of ​​80,000 square meters and meets the requirements of the best technologies in the European Union, which comply with strict environmental standards approved worldwide.
In terms of operating mechanisms at this station, non-recyclable waste is placed in the thermal waste bin to generate high pressure steam, which in turn contributes to the operation of electric turbines, with an emphasis on removing and cleaning toxins and pollutants. created by that process.
On the other hand, the bottom ash is collected to re-extract minerals and other ingredients that can be used in construction and road works, while the fly ash is collected separately for scientific and safe treatment.
Next to the waste power plant is the award-winning Bee’ah Waste Management Complex, managed by Bee’ah Recycling, the recycling and recycling company of the Bee’ah Group, which to date has diverted 76 percent of Sharjah waste away from landfills.
Under the plans, non-recyclable waste will be transferred from the complex to a waste-to-energy plant to be processed to produce clean energy.
Khalid Al Huraimel added, “The waste-to-energy plant, from the initial concept design phase to the completion of construction work, has proven its ability to implement sustainability standards and innovative design, and today passes testing and operation . phase, we will take these basic criteria into account in the various work we do. ”
While the CEO of Bee’ah Group stressed the positive effects of this plant on the level of clean energy in the region, saying: “We have full confidence that after the completion of the testing phase and successful operation and launch of all operation of the plant “We will be able to highlight the importance of converting waste into energy to support and enable the economy.” recycling and treatment of non-recyclable waste and providing a low-carbon, cost-effective alternative to traditional fossil fuels. ”
In addition to diverting 300,000 tonnes of waste from landfills, this 30 MW plant will contribute to the avoidance of approximately 450,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year and the preservation of the equivalent of 45 million cubic meters of natural gas.
The General Manager of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar” said: “Through the company Emirates Waste-to-Energy, Masdar and Bee’ah are the pioneers of a new innovation for clean energy in the UAE and with “Completion of construction. In our first factory, we will soon demonstrate the effectiveness of this innovation and work.” To replicate his success in other regions of the country and abroad.
Al Huraimel explained: “We want to emphasize that our plans are in line with the national and regional sustainability programs and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals throughout our work, projects and partnerships. Our first goal is to build a future without waste and based on clean energy for future generations, starting in the UAE, where we are fully committed to the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 “and we are confident that implementing more of these innovative solutions to transform waste into energy will play a crucial role in achieving our vision and leading efforts to provide a sustainable life for all.”
It is worth noting that the Emirates Waste-to-Energy Company was launched as a joint venture by two sustainability icons in the UAE, Bee’ah Group and “Masdar”, with the aim of converting waste into energy nationwide. and the Middle East. and the North African region and major efforts to shift waste into energy.

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