First hy­brid land­fill gas-so­lar agro plant

UAE to build the world’s first and largest in­te­grated hy­brid land­fill gas-so­lar-agro project

Utilities Middle East - - NEWS -

The UAE will soon see the de­vel­op­ment of the world’s first and largest In­te­grated Hy­brid Land­fill Gas-So­larA­gro project in Ras Al Khaimah, it was an­nounced last month by En­gi­neer Ahmed Mo­hammed Ahmed Al Ham­madi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Pub­lic Works and Ser­vices Depart­ment, Gov­ern­ment of Ras Al Khaimah at the Re­new­able En­ergy Con­fer­ence, part of WETEX 2018.

This is the world’s first in­te­grated hy­brid land­fill gas (LFG)-so­lar project that will also in­clude an agro-prod­uct de­vel­op­ment com­po­nent to make it a com­pletely green and sus­tain­able in­dus­try – in line with the UAE Gov­ern­ment’s vi­sion to pro­mote green and sus­tain­able econ­omy.

With an in­vest­ment out­lay of $100mn, the project will gen­er­ate up to 16 megawatt (MW) power to be supplied to the cus­tomers in Ras Al Khaimah.

An agree­ment to this ef­fect was signed be­tween Pub­lic Works and Ser­vices Depart­ment and Utico, for de­vel­op­ing and op­er­at­ing a 16 MW LFG-So­lar project. The project is in line with the new UAE en­ergy strat­egy that aims to in­crease the con­tri­bu­tion of clean en­ergy in the to­tal en­ergy mix to 50 per­cent, thus sav­ing Dh700bn by 2050.

The agree­ment was signed by En­gi­neer Ahmed Mo­hammed Ahmed Al Ham­madi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Pub­lic Works and Ser­vices Depart­ment, Gov­ern­ment of Ras Al Khaimah and Richard Mene- zes, Vice-Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Utico, in the pres­ence of Ms Sonira Nasser, Di­rec­tor of Ras Al Khaimah Waste Man­age­ment Author­ity (RAKWMA).

Al Ham­madi said this project is in line with the di­rec­tives of the UAE gov­ern­ment, as well as RAK Ruler’ di­rec­tives to pro­vide the best ser­vices to ci­ti­zens and res­i­dents.

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