Masdar JV to construct 120MW solar park on capped UAE garbage dump

Jan 22, 2021 11:42 AM ET
  • Renewables developer Masdar is constructing a 120MW solar ranch on a 47-acre garbage dump in Sharjah, UAE.
Masdar JV to construct 120MW solar park on capped UAE garbage dump
Image: Emirates Waste to Energy Company

The park will be integrated in three stages on top of the Bee'ah Al Sa' jah land fill, near the Sharjah Waste to Energy facility and also Bee'ah's Waste Management Complex.

It will certainly be built by Emirates Waste to Energy Company, a joint endeavor in between UAE-based waste management business Bee'ah, as well as Masdar. It is the very first time a UAE garbage dump will be converted into a solar park, with the first phase of building readied to be completed by 2023. The JV will certainly be in charge of the funding, layout, material purchase as well as building and construction of the project, as well as will likewise provide O&M services as part of a 25-year lease.

Emirates Waste to Energy Company is likewise building a 30MW Sharjah Waste to Energy center in Bee'ah's Waste Management Complex, which is due for conclusion this year.

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar's president, stated the effort will set "a standard" for brand-new ways to drive the area's sustainability goals as it attempts to settle a growing waste problem.

" This project highlights just how we can utilise closed landfills to supply tidy power, while simultaneously supporting the UAE's tidy energy targets as well as UN Sustainable Development Goals," he stated.

" We are certain that this project can end up being a benchmark for other land fill sites in the area."

Khaled Al Huraimel, group ceo of Bee'ah as well as exec chairman of the JV, said it could "replicate" the campaign for other cities in the Middle East.

"Bee'ah is wanting to develop brand-new value from capped garbage dumps while supporting the deployment of renewable resource in the UAE as well as I am confident that we can duplicate this very same version of success for other cities in the center East," he said.

Masdar's newest plans to develop new renewables services in the UAE were revealed as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on 18 January.

At the ADSW Summit, held remotely on 19 January, Sheikh Hazza container Zayed Al Nahyan, vice head of state of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, told attendees that initiatives in the UAE "present to the world a functional model on the financial usefulness of renewable energy" as well as domenstrate the performance of collaboration between energy business "to achieve concrete progress".

Outside of the joint endeavor, Masdar is additionally constructing a 2GW solar farm in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra area, and also signed a contract on the 17 January to discover the development of eco-friendly hydrogen for the city's air travel, delivery and transport facilities along with Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, airlines Etihad Airways and also Lufthansa Group, the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Germany's Siemens Energy, and also Japan's Marubeni Corporation.

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