Utilities Middle East
85% of world’s largest waste-to-energy project complete
The project will contribute to Dubai Municipality’s strategic objective of reducing and completely diverting waste from landfills by 2030
Dubai Municipality has announced that 85% of Dubai Waste Management Centre (DWMC), the world’s largest waste-to-energy project, has been completed.
Construction of the landmark project began in 2021, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to raise the emirate’s profile as a global model for sustainable development and consolidate its position as the best city to live and work in.
The project will contribute to Dubai Municipality’s strategic objective of reducing and completely diverting waste from landfills by 2030. Located in Dubai’s Al Warsan area, the first-of-its-kind project will convert 45 percent of the emirate’s municipal waste into renewable energy once complete.
The construction of the waste management centre is on schedule. The first phase of the world’s most efficient energy project will be ready by 2023, while the entire project is scheduled to finish by 2024.
With Dubai’s population expected to continue growing at an increasingly rapid pace thanks to a surge in economic activities, the project would significantly minimise the potential volume of municipal waste in landfills and create alternative energy sources.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said the centre is a crucial pillar of Dubai’s ambition to transform into one of the world’s most sustainable cities.
The plant, he said, provides an innovative solution to transforming huge quantities of waste into a sustainable source of clean energy. Al Hajri pointed out that the centre reflects Dubai’s efforts to protect the environment.
He noted that DWMC will boost the emirate’s sustainability credentials.