Bee’ah-Masdar joint venture to present innovative solutions in renewable energy to sustainability leaders and policy makers in the Middle East.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018. The Emirates Waste to Energy Company, the UAE’s first dedicated waste-to-energy company, is set to showcase its products and capabilities at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which will be held from the 23rd to the 25th of October 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Bee’ah-Masdar joint venture will utilise this valuable platform to highlight the unique features of its revolutionary project, and the UAE’s first waste-to-energy facility, the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility.
Formed in 2015, through a partnership between sustainability pioneer, Bee’ah, and renewable energy leader, Masdar, the Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) is securing the green energy future of the region, by setting up waste-to-energy projects across the Middle East.
As a first-time exhibitor, EWEC will be showcasing its best practices in converting waste into energy, and how this type of renewable energy will catalyse the achievement of the UAE’s Vision 2021 goals. The company will also exhibit a model of the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility, and demonstrate the unique features of this iconic project.
Speaking on behalf of the EWEC, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, said, “We are pleased to showcase the achievements and projects of the Emirates Waste to Energy Company at this edition of WETEX. The EWEC is redefining the landscape of clean energy in the UAE, especially with the establishment of our flagship project, the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility. As the region’s first waste-to-energy plant, this facility demonstrates an innovative approach to commercialising energy solutions, while ensuring sustainable growth. It will also facilitate the achievement of the UAE’s Vision 2021 targets of deriving 24% of energy from clean sources, and of diverting 75% of waste away from landfills.”
Located within Bee’ah’s Waste Management Center in Sharjah, the Sharjah Waste to Energy facility will process more than 37.5 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per hour to generate electricity sustainably. The plant, which is expected to come on stream by 2021, will divert 300,000 tonnes of municipal waste away from landfills every year, by processing this waste to generate 30 MW of energy and power up to 28,000 homes. Operating at full capacity, it will contribute significantly to reaching Sharjah’s zero-waste-to-landfill goal. The project is making significant progress, following the awarding of the DBO contract to French contractor CNIM earlier this year, and the securing of financing commitments from global banking leaders.
“As Abu Dhabi’s global renewable energy company, Masdar is not only committed to advancing solar power in the region and international markets, it also has a leading position in wind energy and is actively pursuing commercial opportunities in other high-potential clean technologies, including storage, energy and water efficiency, and waste to energy,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar.
“Our business strategy is also founded on world-class partnerships, of which Emirates Waste to Energy Company is a perfect example,” Al Ramahi added. “We are looking forward to highlighting our successful collaboration with Bee’ah in the UAE’s first waste to energy project at WETEX, as well our partnership with DEWA in Phase 3 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, and our presence in more than 20 countries worldwide.”
In addition to its exhibits at stand G74 in Zabeel Hall 3, EWEC will also share insights into MENA’s evolving waste to energy sector, and on the development of the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility, during a special presentation and panel discussion at the concurrent Dubai Solar Week, on the 24th of October.