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Dubai Municipality announces 62 per cent completion of world’s largest waste treatment facility

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March 23, 2022

Dubai Municipality announced that the construction of the
Dubai Waste Management Centre (DWMC) in Warsan, the world’s largest and most
efficient energy project of its kind, is now 62 per cent complete. The project will contribute to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched
by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime
Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Municipality pointed that more than 3.8 million
working hours were spent to date by 30 companies tapped to carry out
contracting, supply, and consulting services. By 2024, the facility will treat
approximately 5,666 tonnes of solid waste across five burning lines daily, with
12,480 air filters to treat all emissions. The waste will be converted into
energy, which will then be utilized to feed the local electricity grid with
about 200 MW/h of clean energy.

Eng. Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai
Municipality, said that the strategic Dubai Waste Management Centre has sustainable
development, economic, and environmental dimensions. It is the first globally
in terms of size and work efficiency.  Occupying a total area of more than 400,000 sqm,
the plant will have an operational capacity to process 1.9 million tonnes of
waste annually and will be capable of converting them into energy resources to
meet the needs of Warsan Sewage Treatment Plant and the DWMC, which is
equivalent to the consumption of over 135,000 households.

He added: “At Dubai Municipality, we continue to
implement strategic projects that focus on community welfare, environmental
protection, and sustainability of vital resources. We are pleased to announce the
progress in the construction of the Dubai Waste Management Centre, which is
essential to Dubai’s vision of becoming the world’s most sustainable city. The
plant will provide an alternative and sustainable solution to waste storage and
serve as a clean energy resource. It will help strengthen the emirate’s
position as one of the global cities at the forefront of sustainability and
increase its ability to attract investments, businesses, and tourists.”

Al Hajri said: “We are keen to employ state-of-the-art
technical innovations and apply the best environment-friendly practices to
improve the quality of life of our people, promote community health and safety,
reduce emissions, and address global warming. The new facility will add value
to Dubai’s development and will have a significant positive impact once
operational.”

The Municipality said that the installation of the
facility’s generators, which will provide electricity produced from waste treatment,
and the turbine engines are completed. Once operational, the centre will treat
45 per cent of the current municipal waste volume in Dubai. The plant is
designed to accommodate 1,000 trucks per day, approximately 88 trucks per hour.
The recycled bottom ash from generated by the process will be used in
infrastructure projects. The project will also use recycled water from the
Warsan sewage treatment plant (STP), which will promote circular economy and sustainability.

The Dubai Municipality has implemented its action plans
under the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Strategy, which aims to reduce and
divert waste from landfills by 2030 and address the power needs of Dubai’s growing
population and economy. The Municipality also plays a central role in the
implementation of Dubai Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041, which
aims to promote innovation in the management, recycling, and conversion of
waste into energy to achieve almost zero hazardous waste by 2041.

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