UAE seeks another waste to energy project

Country requests bids for waste-to-energy project
UAE seeks another waste to energy project
Worker at a waste management facility

UAE utility Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) issued in collaboration with waste management authority Tadweer a Request for Proposals (RfP) to companies interested in the development of a waste-to-energy project in Abu Dhabi.

The waste-to-energy plant will be built near the Al Dhafra landfill with a capacity to process 900,000 tonnes of waste per year. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power up to 52,500 households and reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by up to 1.1 million tonnes per year.

A total of 109 companies and consortia have already expressed interest in the project which will convert municipal solid waste into electricity.

The selected developer will be responsible for the financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the waste-to-energy plant and will own up to 40 percent of it. The majority stake of 60 percent will be held indirectly by the Abu Dhabi government.

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