HZI to build world’s largest EtW plant

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), together with BESIX Group, Belgium’s largest construction company operating in the Middle East, has been selected by Dubai Municipality to realize this project.
Source: Hitachi Zosen Inova

The two 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 of non-recyclable municipal solid waste from the Dubai area per day, making a total of 1,825,000 tons a year that will be converted into renewable energy. The 171 MW 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.

Dubai is making great strides in the field of sustainability in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, the UAE National Agenda 2021, and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. These strategic plans aim to protect the environment and ensure sustainable development through various projects and initiatives for the conservation of natural resources, rationalized consumption, and the inclusion of alternative and renewable energy resources in Dubai’s energy mix.

In accordance with the objectives envisaged in these plans, Dubai Municipality is keen to strengthen efforts nationally and across the UAE to achieve the targets for minimizing the volume of municipal waste disposed of in landfill, and for developing alternative energy sources through the speedy implementation of projects for the sustainable management of waste, energy, and the environment.


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