Piling ceremony held for 30 MW Masdar-Bee'ah WtE plant in Sharjah
PICTURES: French engineering company CNIM is working on the project under a design, build, and operate contract
A ceremony was held to mark the pilot piling of the waste-to-energy (WtE) plant that Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co (Masdar) and Sharjah-headquartered waste management firm Bee’ah are developing in Sharjah – with French engineering firm CNIM as design, build, and operation contractor – for which financial close was reached in October 2018 with a $220m (AED800m) lending round featuring the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Fund for Development; Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank; Siemens Financial Services; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp; and Standard Chartered Bank.
The WtE plant is being managed by Emirates Waste to Energy Co, a joint venture of Masdar and Bee’ah that was formed in 2017.
This morning, the piling ceremony of the Sharjah Waste to Energy plant, @BeeahUAE and #Masdar's joint venture, was held in the presence of officials from @Masdar and Bee'ah, and representatives from CNIM. pic.twitter.com/bAueAl8fPC— Masdar (@Masdar) May 26, 2019
Located at Bee’ah’s waste management centre in Sharjah, the plant will process 37.5 tonnes of municipal solid waste per hour and have the capacity of delivering 30-megawatts, once it comes on stream, which is expected to be in 2021.
The 30 MW produced by the WtE plant will be enough to power 28,000 UAE homes, Masdar said in a statement in October 2018, adding that heat from the waste processing operation will power an electricity turbine connected to the grid.
The construction of the #UAE’s first Waste to Energy facility is scheduled for completion in 2021 and will be processing 300,000 tonnes of solid waste per year, generating 30MW of #CleanEnergy capable of powering 28,000 homes in #Sharjah. #WeAreCommitted— Masdar (@Masdar) May 26, 2019
CNIM, or Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée, was awarded its contract for the WtE plant in May 2017, and the plant’s waste supply agreement and power purchasing agreement were signed with Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority in 2017.
“The Emirates Waste to energy", Bee'ah's joint venture with @Masdar, aims to act as a sustainable solution for the conversion of non-recyclable waste to clean energy whilst working towards the elimination of landfill sites, gradually transforming the UAE’s waste industry. pic.twitter.com/Ute5BNKGeV— Bee'ah (@BeeahUAE) May 26, 2019