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Bee'ah, Masdar to build 300,000t Sharjah WtE plant

The waste-to-energy (WtE) facility will incinerate 37.5 tonnes of solid waste per hour to create 30MW of energy that will eventually reach Sharjah's electricity grid

A waste-to-energy (WtE) plant with the capacity to divert 300,000 tonnes of solid waste to landfill will be developed by the UAE's Masdar and Bee'ah in Sharjah. [Representational image]
A waste-to-energy (WtE) plant with the capacity to divert 300,000 tonnes of solid waste to landfill will be developed by the UAE's Masdar and Bee'ah in Sharjah. [Representational image]

Bee'ah and Masdar have teamed up to develop a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, with the capacity to divert 300,000 tonnes of solid waste to landfill, in the UAE's Sharjah emirate.

The project, announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, will help the emirate reach its zero waste-to-landfill target by 2020.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between both companies to collaborate in the development of new energy projects.

The WtE facility will incinerate up to 37.5 tonnes of solid waste per hour to create 30 megawatts (MW) of energy.

This will add to the power that is produced by Bee'ah's auxiliary WtE project, which will eventually produce a total of 90 MW that will be supplied to the Sharjah electricity grid.

Remarking on the project, Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah, said: "Today marks the first venture in the realisation of the partnership that we announced with Masdar last year.

"The cutting-edge WtE plant in Sharjah is a concrete example of what this strategic partnership will deliver to the UAE and the communities that we serve."

 

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