Masdar signs waste-to-energy MoU with Sumitomo and Beeah

10 Jun 2022
Masdar signs waste-to-energy MoU with Sumitomo and Beeah

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Sumitomo and Sharjah-based Beeah to explore developing a range of waste-to-energy projects across the GCC

 

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Sumitomo and Sharjah-based Beeah to explore developing a range of waste-to-energy projects across the GCC.

The range of projects includes a plant with the capacity to treat 390,000 tonnes a year and generate 25MW of power.

In April, a consortium led by Bee’ah and Masdar completed construction works on a 30MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Sharjah, which will have the capacity to treat more than 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste a year.

According to a statement issued by Masdar, construction works have been completed and the plant is now entering the testing and commissioning phase.

In October 2019, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a leading national entity for development aid, approved a $33 million concessionary loan for the waste-to-energy facility.

The facility has been designed as part of Sharjah’s zero-waste-to-landfill target and the UAE’s objective of diverting 75 per cent of its municipal solid waste from the landfill by 2021.

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