Abu Dhabi finalising advisory team for waste-to-energy projects

Abu Dhabi finalising advisory team for waste-to-energy projects

9 Sep 2020

Abu Dhabi Power received proposals from consultants for advisory roles on two planned waste-to-energy projects in May. The waste-to-energy plants, which will have the combined capacity to process 1.5 million tonnes of waste a year and generate up to 150MW of electricity, will be developed under the independent power producer (IPP) model.

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (AD Power) is currently firming up the advisory team for two planned waste-to-energy (WTE) projects.

Consultancy firms submitted proposals for the financial, technical and legal advisory roles on planned WTE plants in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain on 27 May.

According to sources close to the schemes, the client is firming up advisors before beginning the tender process for the development contracts.

The waste-to-energy plants, which will have the combined capacity to process 1.5 million tonnes of waste a year and generate up to 150MW of electricity, will be developed under the independent power producer (IPP) model.

Energy & Utilities reported in April that ADPower and Ewec had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) to facilitate the development of the two WTE facilities.

The first plant will have a processing capacity of up to 900,000 tonnes of waste a year and generate up to 90MW of electricity, making it one of the largest WTE plants in the Middle East. The plant is expected to be located in the Industrial City area in the Mussafah region of Abu Dhabi.

The Al-Ain plant is scheduled to have a processing capacity of up to 600,000 tonnes of waste a year and generate up to 60MW of electricity.

The plants will be developed through the independent power producer (IPP) model, with private developers providing capital financing to deliver the project, with ADPower's subsidiary the Emirates Water & Electricity Company (Ewec) to be the offtaker for produced power.

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