An international consortium has started development on one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy projects in Dubai, with finance loan agreements finalised with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
The consortium, comprised of Hitachi Zosen Inova, Dubai Holding, Dubal Holding, ITOCHU Corporation, BESIX Group and Tech Group, will build and operate the project under a 35-year concession period with Dubai Municipality.
The Dubai Centre for Waste Processing, located in the Warsan area, will treat 1,900,000 tonnes of Dubai’s waste per year and generate renewable energy.
The 200 megawatts of electricity generated will be fed into the local grid as baseload energy.
The facility will have the capacity to process up to 45 per cent of Dubai’s current municipal waste generation, with the public-private partnership representing one of the most significant renewable energy investments in the United Arab Emirates.