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Dubai set to open world’s largest waste-to-energy plant next year

UAE, Dubai: Dubai Municipality has announced that its new Dubai Waste Management Centre (DWMC) is 85 % complete.

The DWMC will convert 45 % of the emirate’s municipal waste into renewable energy.

Full operation of the facility are planned to begin in 2024. Once fully operational, the plant’s renewable energy, generated from treating waste, will feed the local electricity grid with 215 MWh of clean energy.

DWMC will be the largest waste-to-energy project in the world, according to a statement from Dubai Municipality. Construction began in 2021, deploying Japanese and Swiss technologies for the treatment process, according to the statement.

The centre’s operation will involve receiving and treating waste, utilizing the resulting steam pressure to operate the steam turbine, producing enough energy to power the electric generator.

“With the world’s largest operational capacity, DWMC will process 1.9 million tonnes of waste annually and convert it into renewable energy, generating enough energy to power 135,000 homes,” said Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality.

Dubai Municipality has developed an integrated 20-year strategic plan for solid waste management. The project will contribute to the municipality’s objective of reducing and completely diverting waste from landfills by 2030.


Source: Energy & Utilities