Hitachi Zosen Inova to build “world’s largest EfW plant”

Dubai Municipality has selected Swiss clean tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) as the successful tenderer to help build what HZI says is the world’s largest waste to energy facility.

The joint venture operation will be built by Belgium’s largest construction company BESIX Group and plans to treat 1,825,000 tons (approximately 1655612 metric tonnes) of municipal solid waste per year.

The plant is to be built in the Emirate of Dubai. Forming a strong joint venture partnership, the two international companies will collaborate on delivering the engineering, procurement, and construction of the turnkey plant, and a minimum of 30 years’ operation and ownership of the resource recovery facility.

Located at the waste landfill site in Warsan, Dubai, the facility will treat 5,000 tons (4535 tonnes) of non-recyclable municipal solid waste from the Dubai area per day. About 171 megawatts of electricity generated will be fed into the local grid as baseload energy and will power around 120,000 homes. In addition, there will be metals recovered and construction materials produced from the bottom ash.

“The award of this project, with its relevance to the industry, highlights HZI’s market leadership in the waste to energy business, in terms of both engineering, procurement and construction and operations and management. We are delighted and proud with the conclusion of this project, which marks our successful entry into the Middle East market,” said Andres Kronenberg, Vice President Business Development at HZI.

“We are very pleased that Dubai Municipality has entrusted us with this new major project, and honoured to add this reference to the list of sustainable solutions we have created, very much in line with our purpose,” said Rik Vandenberghe, CEO of BESIX Group.