UAE Waste-To-En­ergy Project Re­ceives $33mn Fund­ing

The 30MW plant will launch in early 2021 to fa­cil­i­tate Shar­jah’s zero-waste-to-land­fill target

Utilities Middle East - - CON­TENTS -

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Fund for De­vel­op­ment (ADFD), a lead­ing na­tional en­tity for de­vel­op­ment aid, has ap­proved a $33mn con­ces­sion­ary loan for the de­vel­op­ment of a waste-to-en­ergy fa­cil­ity in the north­ern emi­rate of Shar­jah

She waste-to-en­ergy project has the po­ten­tial to en­able Shar­jah to at­tain its zero-waste-to-land­fill target and sup­port the UAE’s ob­jec­tive of di­vert­ing 75% of its mu­nic­i­pal solid waste from the land­fill by 2021

The waste-to-en­ergy project has the po­ten­tial to en­able Shar­jah to at­tain its zero-waste-toland­fill target and sup­port the UAE’s ob­jec­tive of di­vert­ing 75% of its mu­nic­i­pal solid waste from the land­fill by 2021

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Fund for De­vel­op­ment (ADFD), a lead­ing na­tional en­tity for de­vel­op­ment aid, has ap­proved a $33-mil­lion con­ces­sion­ary loan for the de­vel­op­ment of a waste-to-en­ergy fa­cil­ity in the north­ern emi­rate of Shar­jah.

The fa­cil­ity is the flag­ship project of Emi­rates Waste to En­ergy Com­pany, a joint ven­ture be­tween Mas­dar, a re­gional leader in re­new­able en­ergy, and Bee’ah, the UAE’s lead­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment com­pany.

Early this year, ADFD con­firmed its com­mit­ment to fi­nanc­ing the project, the sec­ond of its kind in the Mid­dle East and North Africa (Mena) re­gion.

Due for com­ple­tion by early 2021, the fa­cil­ity aims to help at­tain Shar­jah’s zero-waste-to-land­fill target and the UAE’s ob­jec­tive of di­vert­ing 75 per cent of its mu­nic­i­pal solid waste from the land­fill by 2021.

Ex­pected to treat more than 300,000 tonne of mu­nic­i­pal solid waste each year, or 37.5 tonne per hour, the plant will have the ca­pac­ity to gen­er­ate around 30 MW of en­ergy.

This project is an im­por­tant step in trans­lat­ing the UAE’s ob­jec­tives in sus­tain­abil­ity into re­al­ity, re­marked Mo­hammed Saif Al Suwaidi, the di­rec­tor gen­eral of ADFD, af­ter sign­ing the deal with Mo­hamed Jameel Al Ramahi, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Mas­dar, and Khaled Al Hu­raimel, the group chief ex­ec­u­tive of Bee’ah at the ADFD head­quar­ters in Abu Dhabi.

ADFD, he stated, was com­mit­ted to fi­nanc­ing projects that align with na­tional pri­or­i­ties.

“We are con­fi­dent that the Shar­jah waste-toen­ergy fa­cil­ity will bol­ster the UAE’s jour­ney to­wards a re­new­able en­ergy fu­ture. More­over, ADFD is also keen on re­in­forc­ing the key pil­lars of the UAE na­tional econ­omy by sup­port­ing lo­cal com­pa­nies. Not only will this project stim­u­late the creation of a new eco­nomic sec­tor in the coun­try, but it will also en­cour­age new job op­por­tu­ni­ties in Shar­jah,” he noted.

Al Ramahi lauded ADFD for its im­por­tant role in trans­lat­ing na­tional and global sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment goals into re­al­ity.

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