TAQA invites tenders for UAE's first waste-to-energy plant

taqaTAQA said it expected to award an EPC contract in Q4 2013. (Image source: Michael & Christa Richert/sxc.hu)TAQA has invited companies to submit qualifications ahead of tendering the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant

The waste-to-energy power plant is expected to receive approximately one billion kilogrammes of municipal solid waste a year and convert it into 100MW of alternative power - enough to power more than 20,000 households in Abu Dhabi. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2016/17.

According to TAQA, waste-to-energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy and one of the most efficient ways to treat municipal solid waste.

TAQA expects to award the EPC contract in Q4 2013.

Dr Saif Al Sayari, head of the energy solutions division, said, "The development of sustainable energy and waste infrastructure technologies, as well as diversion of waste from landfills, are goals identified in the Abu Dhabi Plan 2030.

"We are proud to work alongside the government of Abu Dhabi and The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi to provide a solution to the increasing volume of waste produced each year in the capital."

TAQA has appointed Roger Anderson as technical manager for TAQA’s waste-to-energy plant. HSBC has been selected as financial advisor, while Linklaters has been appointed legal advisor.

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