The construction of the country’s first waste-to-energy plant has been completed, to soon enter the test and operational phase, and it will be a crucial addition to the clean energy sector in the country, as the plant is considered one of the first plants by Emirates Waste. -to-Energy Company, the joint venture between Bee’ah Energy, one of the group companies. Bee’ah and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar” is one of the world’s leading energy companies. Emirates Waste-to-Energy Company, Bee’ah Group and “Masdar” intend to officially open the waste-to-energy facility at a ceremony to be held soon, and Bee’ah Group and “Masdar” have also begun to explore opportunities to establish other facilities of this kind in different parts of the UAE and the region.
After the operation, the station will help Emirates Sharjah to be the first waste-free city in the Middle East region, while achieving a high value of non-recyclable waste and raising the rate of waste diversion away from landfills from 76 percent to 100 percent, and will also help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and support the state’s guidelines to improve the clean energy mix. When the plant reaches its maximum operating capacity, it will help divert up to 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste annually from landfills to produce 30 megawatts of low-carbon energy to meet the electricity needs of 28,000 homes in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Khalid Al Huraimel, CEO of Bee’ah Group, said: “The completion of the construction of the new plant is an important achievement for Emirates Waste-to-Energy Company in the light of our tireless efforts to lead waste to energy sector in the UAE through innovation and development Today we look forward to successfully completing the testing and commissioning phase, followed by the launch of the full operation, which will make Sharjah the first city in the Middle East free of waste, and we are well aware that this is a strategic step in our efforts to ensure a future free of waste and based on clean energy, not only at the state level but also at the regional level and beyond. “
Mohamed Jamil Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, said: “Masdar is proud to partner with Bee’ah and to leverage its vast experience spanning more than 15 years in the field of clean energy to develop the first waste-to-waste facility. “We look forward to developing our knowledge and skills in the waste-to-energy sector and helping to address the problem of climate change by working on waste management using sustainable methods and based on clean energy solutions.”
It is worth noting that the Kneem Group, a French industrial contractor, has built the new plant, which covers an area of 80,000 square meters and meets the conditions for the best technologies in the EU, which comply with the strict environmental standards adopted above Worldwide. Regarding the operating mechanisms of this station, the non-recyclable waste is placed in the thermal waste boiler to generate high-pressure steam, which in turn contributes to the operation of the electric turbines, with emphasis on the removal and purification of toxins and pollutants. generated by that process. In return, the bottom ash is collected to recover the minerals and other components that can be used in construction and road work, while the fly ash is collected separately for scientific and safe treatment. Next to the waste-to-energy plant is the multi-award-winning Bee’ah Waste Management Complex, managed by Bee’ah Recycling, the Bee’ah Group’s recycling and materials recycling company, which to date has diverted 76 percent of Sharjah’s waste away from landfills. According to the plans, non-recyclable waste will be transferred from the complex to a waste-to-energy plant to be treated to produce clean energy. Khalid Al Huraimel added: “The waste-to-energy plant, from the design stage and the initial concepts to the completion of the construction work, has proven its ability to apply sustainability standards and innovative design, and by going today to the test and operational phase , we will take these basic standards into account in the various work we perform. “
While emphasizing the positive effects of this plant on the level of clean energy in the region, the CEO of Bee’ah Group said: “We are absolutely convinced that after completing the test and successful operation phase and launching the entire plant operation, we will be able to highlight the importance of converting waste into energy to support and enable the economy. ” recycling and treatment of non-recyclable waste and providing a low-carbon and expensive alternative to traditional fossil fuels. ” In addition to diverting 300,000 tons of waste away from landfills, this 30-MW plant will help avoid approximately 450,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually and conserve the equivalent of 45 million cubic meters of natural gas, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar” said : “Through Emirates Waste-to-Energy Company, Masdar and Bee’ah are pioneering a new clean energy innovation in the United Arab Emirates, and with the completion of construction on our first plant, we will soon demonstrate the effectiveness of this innovation and work. “To replicate his success in other regions of the country and abroad.
For his part, Khalid Al Huraimel said: “We would like to emphasize that our plans are in line with national and regional sustainability programs and the UN’s goals for sustainable development in all our work, projects and partnerships. Our first goal is to build a future without waste and based on clean energy for future generations, starting from the UAE, where we are fully committed to the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, and we are confident that the implementation of several of these innovative solutions to transform Waste for energy will play a crucial role in achieving our vision and leadership in the pursuit of a sustainable life for all. ” It is noteworthy that Emirates Waste-to-Energy Company was launched as a joint venture of two sustainability icons in the UAE, the Bee’ah Group and Masdar, with the aim of transforming waste into energy throughout the country and the Middle East and the Nordic region. Africa region and leading waste-to-energy effort.