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