Abu Dhabi to set up advanced waste-to-energy facility

Abu Dhabi Media Office

Abu Dhabi has partnered with a Japanese consortium to set up one of the world's most advanced waste-to-energy facilities.

The project will have an estimated annual processing capacity of 900,000 tonnes of waste, enabling an expected carbon emissions reduction of 1.1 million tonnes per year.

It will also set benchmarks for similar projects in terms of scale, efficiency and environmental benefits.

The Emirates Water & Electricity Company (EWEC) and Tadweer Group have signed a concession agreement with a Japan-based consortium comprising Marubeni Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development.

The project reinforces Tadweer Group’s ambition to divert 80 per cent of Abu Dhabi’s waste from landfill by 2030, while helping to create a blueprint for alternative energy sources.

The partnership also aligns with the objectives of the UAE Circular Economy Policy 2021-2031, which provides the nation with a framework to achieve sustainable governance, optimising the use of natural resources and finding efficient infrastructure solutions.


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