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Dubai Municipality on Monday announced the launch of its long-pending ambitious solid waste-to-energy (WET) project at Warsan area.
The Dh2.5billion plant aims to treat 1.82 million tonnes of solid waste annually, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality announced at a press conference today.
Dubai generates about 8,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day. The plant has the daily capacity to treat 5,000 tonnes of it and generate 185MW of electricity.
It is capable of providing power to 120,000 homes, equivalent to the consumption of 2,000 skyscrapers equal in the proportion of Burj Khalifa, the municipality said.
This is roughly two
The construction will begin within a few months and the plant will be functional before Expo 2020, said Lootah. “This will give a lot of support to maintain and achieve sustainability in Dubai,” said Lootah.
“We are undertaking this project for the development of the city with the cooperation of our partner Dewa (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority),” he said. Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, said the authority will be the
Speaking to Gulf News, he said the plant will be connected to Dewa’s grid through HV 132kV cables. “This will be a new source of [power] supply for Dubai. This will improve
Asked if the new source of energy will help reduce the power tariff, he said: “This will help further diversify our supply and it will help sustainability. We have more than 10,000MW [installed capacity] and this will support the system.”
The plant is expected to significantly contribute to achieving Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy of providing 75
Lootah signed an agreement with senior executives of Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova and Belgian construction company BESIX Group which have partnered with the municipality for building and operating the plant.
Designed to treat the city’s solid waste as well as industrial and commercial waste, the facility will simultaneously recover the energy and treat the gases generated as a result of incineration.
“The waste coming from the bunker will be treated at the combustion room at a very high temperature, 1,200 degrees,” explained Roni Araiji, managing director of Hitachi Zosen Inova branch office in Abu Dhabi.
WET Plant details
Location: Al Warsan
Area: 2 hectares
Daily capacity: 185MW of electricity from 5,000 tonnes of solid waste