The facility can process 300,000 tonnes of municipal waste every year while producing low carbon energy
Veolia Near & Middle East, BEEAH Group, and Masdar, the global leader in renewable energy solutions, have formed a joint venture to operate and maintain the Sharjah Waste to Energy Plant, the region’s first of its kind at commercial scale.
The facility, owned by BEEAH Group and Masdar through their joint venture, Emirates Waste to Energy, can process 300,000 tonnes of municipal waste every year while producing 30 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy, enough to power up to 28,000 homes and offset up to 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Sharjah currently has a 76% landfill waste diversion rate. With the plant now operational, it will enable 100% landfill waste diversion, making Sharjah the first zero waste to landfill city in the Middle East.
“This project helps achieve both goals, while being aligned with the UAE’s ambitious environmental vision,” remarked Pascal Grante, CEO, Veolia Near & Middle East.
“Our goal is to continue to demonstrate how this facility can be replicated across the UAE, the region, and beyond, as we accelerate towards the global sustainability agenda,” commented Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO, BEEAH Group.
“Combining Veolia’s proven track record in ecological solutions with Masdar’s deep expertise in clean energy and BEEAH’s experience in waste management, we will work together to ensure the smooth operation and maintenance of the region’s first commercial-scale waste to energy facility,” observed Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Masdar.