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

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The construction of the first on-site waste-to-energy plant 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. Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar” is 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 power plant reaches its maximum operational capacity, it will contribute to diverting up to 300,000 tons 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 the Emirate of Sharjah. .

Commenting on this achievement, Khalid Al Huraimel, CEO of Bee’ah Group, said: “The completion of the construction of the new plant is an important achievement for the Emirates Waste Energy Company, in light of our tireless efforts to lead energy waste sector in the UAE to date, we expect to successfully complete the testing and commissioning phase, followed by the start of the full operation, which will make Sharjah the first city in the Middle East without waste, and we know very well that this is a strategic step in our efforts to ensure a waste-free and clean energy-based future that depends not only at the state level, but also at the regional level and beyond.

For his part, Mohamed Jamil Al Ramahi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), said: “We are proud of our partnership with Bee’ah Group, as we have more than a decade and a half long experience in the sector of clean energy, which qualified us to launch the first project in the UAE for the conversion of waste into energy, and with the construction phase of the project already completed. We look forward to using our knowledge of waste energy to help meet the global climate challenge through sustainable waste management through clean energy solutions. ”

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.

And for the 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.

His Excellency Khalid Al Huraimel added: “The energy waste plant, from the design phase and initial concepts to the completion of construction works, has proven its ability to implement sustainability standards and innovative design, and passing today in testing and in the operation phase, we will take these basic standards 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 are absolutely convinced that after the completion of the testing phase and successful operation and launch of the entire 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.

And the CEO of Future Energy Company in Abu Dhabi, Masdar, said: “Through the company Emirates Waste-to-Energy, Masdar and Bee’ah are the pioneers of a new clean energy innovation in the UAE, and with the completion of construction on our first plant, we will soon demonstrate the effectiveness of this innovation. ” We are working to replicate his success in other regions of the country and abroad.

For his part, His Excellency Khalid Al Huraimel said: “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. The goal is to build a waste-free and clean energy-based future for future generations. Starting with the UAE, where we are fully committed to the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, we are confident that “Implementing more of these innovative energy waste solutions will play a crucial role in achieving our vision and leading efforts aimed at providing 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 throughout the country and Middle East and North Africa Region and waste management efforts in energy.


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