Dubai’s DSCE reviews EGA ops; DEWA, DM waste management
The waste-to-energy project will treat 5,500 tonnes of DM’s solid waste and produce 200MW of electricity by 2022
The 59th meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) chaired by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum discussed industrial firm Emirates Global Aluminium’s (EGA) operational efficiencies, as well as the waste management and waste-to-energy initiatives taken up by Dubai Municipality (DM) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
The meeting was held in the presence of DSCE vice chairman, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer; the DSCE secretary general, HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairabi; and the DSCE board members, including the director general of Dubai Municipality, HE Dawood Al Hajiri; the managing director of EGA, HE Abdulla Jassem bin Kalban; the CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi; the vice chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, Waleed Salman; and the general manager of Dubai Petroleum, Frederick Chemin.
The meeting comprised a presentation by EGA on the operations of its H-Class turbine at Jebel Ali, which comprises technologies that reduce fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions, and boost operational efficiency.
The meeting also reviewed the Dubai Waste Minimisation Strategy, which reduced waste at DM’s landfills through sorting and recycling.
DEWA collaborates with DM to treat solid waste by using direct burning technologies to generate thermal energy and convert it into clean electrical energy before exporting it to the grid.
Al Muhairabi said: “We have discussed the upcoming stage of the waste-to-energy project. It is expected to treat 5,500 tonnes of DM’s solid waste and produce 200MW of electricity by 2022.”
Commenting on the DSCE meeting, Al Tayer said: “This supports the vision of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to enhance the shift towards a sustainable green economy.
He added: “This also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources and make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.”