Dubai’s US$544.5mn waste-to-energy plant will be Middle East’s largest

wasteplant2 NorbertNagel WCThe plant will be located in Al Warsan 2 in Dubai. (Image source: Norbert Nagel/Wikimedia Commons)Dubai will launch Middle East’s largest waste-to-energy plant at a cost of US$544.5mn by Q2 2020, Dubai Municipality has announced

The project is in line with the municipality’s vision to make Dubai the most sustainable and smart city by 2021, which will, in turn, achieve the National Agenda’s objectives for a 75 per cent reduction in the number of landfills by 2021. This will provide more land plots that are currently being used to store waste, in addition to protecting the environment from methane emitted by landfills.

The plant will be located in Al Warsan 2 and will be built at a cost of US$ 544.5mn, according to the municipality.

Work on the plant will begin by the end of June 2016.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said that the plant will begin its operations by Q2 2020, and that it will be able to process 2,000 metric tonnes every day during the first phase of operations, producing 60MW of energy.

Lootah pointed out that the first phase of the plant will be built on 7.5ha of land, and that the entire project, following the completion of expansions, will be built on 15.5ha.

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