Emirates News Agency – “Emirates Water and Electricity” and “Tadweer” announce the opening of applications to develop one of the largest waste generation plants in the region

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ABU DHABI, January 24th, WAM – The Emirates Water and Electricity Company and the Abu Dhabi Waste Recycling Center – Tadweer announced today the opening of applications for a bid to develop a new waste power plant with an independent product system.

The first phase of the tender includes inviting developers to submit requests for interest in the project bid according to the deadline set on February 11, 2021.

The project will be implemented in accordance with the independent product system as part of the privatization program pursued by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a successful model at the local and regional levels.

Accordingly, the winning company will enter into long-term agreements that include a power purchase agreement with the Emirates Water and Electricity Company and a waste supply agreement with Tadweer.

Othman Al Ali, CEO of Emirates Water and Electricity Company, said: The production of sustainable energy is pivotal for the future of the UAE, as the company continues to maintain its leadership position at the forefront of companies developing solar energy projects, and we are proud to expand our project portfolio to include circular economy projects through waste diversion. To energy, our cooperation with Tadweer to develop this project is an essential step in our efforts to reduce landfill, stimulate the economy, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as we seek to work with the best partners to develop this project and support the goals of this ambitious and important strategy.

The new plant will be developed close to the Al Dhafra landfill in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and its production capacity for waste treatment will range between 600,000 and 900,000 tons of waste annually, enough to provide electricity to about 22,500 homes in the UAE, making it one of the largest waste-to-energy stations in the UAE. The station is expected to contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tons annually, equivalent to removing more than 300,000 cars from the road.

His Excellency Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Waste Management – Tadweer said: We are pleased to announce the opening of competition for the development of this vital project, which will constitute a benchmark for the development of similar projects in the region, not only in terms of size, but in terms of efficiency and environmental benefits as well, as well. On ensuring the achievement of the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to convert 75% of solid waste into energy instead of landfilling

The project includes developing, financing, establishing, operating, maintaining and owning a new electric power plant by converting waste into energy using advanced incineration technology to convert solid waste into electricity through a set of generators powered by highly efficient steam turbines.

The share of the chosen developer will be a maximum of 40% of the company with specific purpose / SPV /, while the Abu Dhabi government will indirectly own the remaining share of the project.

All parties wishing to participate must submit requests for expressing interest in the bid to the Emirates Water and Electricity Company no later than 12:00 pm local time in Abu Dhabi city on February 11, 2021, with an electronic copy sent to the email: [email protected]

After reviewing the expressions of interest requests from the Emirates Water and Electricity Company and Tadweer, the Emirates Water and Electricity Company will issue requests for qualification to move to the next stage.

WAM / Ahmed Al-Nuaimi / Mustafa Badr Al-Din





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