BESIX to build, operate Dubai Municipality’s gas-to-energy plant

BESIX will build a network of 22 to 24km-long pipes in Al Qusais and treat up to 9,000m³ of landfill gas per hour

The plant will be located in Dubai's Al Qusais.
The plant will be located in Dubai's Al Qusais.

Belgian contracting heavyweight BESIX, has won a contract from Dubai Municipality (DM) to build and operate landfill gas-to-energy facility for 16.5 years at Al Qusais, with the project being a part of Dubai Municipality Strategic Plan for integrated waste management.

BESIX will capture the gas from the Al Qusais landfill and treat it to produce electricity. As part of the project, methane, which is produced by the decomposition of organic fractions, will be recovered preventing it from being released in the environment.

Once completed, the facilities will comprise a network of 22 to 24-kilometre-long pipes. It will also treat up to 9,000m³ of landfill gas per hour. The facilities will have a production capacity of 12MW.

The project comes in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for solid waste management.

Speaking about the project, vice president business development at BESIX, Benoit Vadani, said that the project strengthens its position in the waste-to-energy market in the UAE.

“Our group now operates energy recovery facilities for both organic and non-organic solid waste, two complementary and sustainable activities."

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