It takes 3 years to implement it, and it costs two billion dirhams

Dubai Municipality is building the largest waste-to-energy plant in the Middle East

The project produces 60 megawatts of electricity from waste incineration.

Emirates today

The Director General of Dubai Municipality, Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, stated that the municipality will launch a tender for the construction of the largest solid waste-to-energy plant, at the end of this June, at a cost of about two billion dirhams, noting that the consultant was appointed last December.

He explained that the goal of the project is for Dubai to be the most sustainable and smart city by 2021, in order to achieve the national agenda by reducing waste dumping by 75% by 2021, and saving the area of ​​wasted land in landfills, in addition to protecting the environment from methane gas emitted from landfills.

Meet the needs of 14,000 homes

The Director of the Department of Sustainability and Renewable Energy, Eng. Muhammad Najm, stated that the waste incineration process within the new facility will contribute to the disposal of 70% of the waste mass, while 90% of the remaining ash will be cooled for 14 weeks to dry, after which it can be used in construction and construction operations. It is also used as a base for asphalt and basalt for paving roads.

He said that the new station will operate 24 hours, throughout the year, as it will be able to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 14,000 homes, and also contribute to reducing environmental risks caused by landfills, due to the emission of methane, whose harm exceeds 24 Double the damage caused by carbon dioxide.

He said that the implementation of the project will take three years, with the plant starting to operate in the second quarter of 2020, and the location of the proposed plant is Al Warsan 2, and it receives 2,000 metric tons of solid waste per day in the first phase to produce 60 megawatts of energy, and the site area for the first phase is 7.5 hectares, and its total area after expansion is 15.5 hectares, and the waste will be treated by incineration to produce electric power.

The Deputy Director General of the Municipality, Engineer Issa Al Maidour, confirmed that to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide 7% of Dubai's energy from clean energy sources by 2020, the municipality has coordinated with the Supreme Council of Energy and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, to conduct studies and propose four projects. For the production of green energy, the first project is to incinerate waste to produce electricity, and the second is to treat organic waste resulting from the vegetable and fruit market, restaurants, hotels and food supply companies. Wastewater into energy.

He pointed out that the tender will be launched, at the end of this month, for 10 qualified companies, and in the month of September, the envelopes will be opened, provided that the process of studying the submitted offers and selecting the company will take place in the month of April.

The station consists of several buildings: a waste weighing unit, a reception and waste reception room, an incineration and steam generation unit, an electricity generation area, an area for treating environmentally harmful gases, a metal separation area from waste ash, and a ash collection yard after waste incineration.

The technical operations for the production of electrical energy start from the stage of weighing the incoming waste of the station, after which the car enters the receiving point, where there are 15 receiving points, where waste is unloaded, and a point for receiving large-sized waste, specially equipped for shredding large waste into small sizes.

After the waste is received, it is mixed and mixed to homogenize its components, with the calorific value raised during the mixing operations to about 9000 megajoules per kilogram of waste.

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