Dubai appoints advisor for waste-to-energy project

07 December 2015

Germany’s Fichtner has been appointed as technical advisor for the planned power scheme

Dubai Municipality has appointed Germany’s Fichtner as technical advisor for its planned waste-to-energy project.

The German firm will provide technical assistance for the project, which will be located at the Dubai Municipality’s waste landfill site in Warsan.

MEED reported in May that the municipality had invited contractors to prequalify for the contract to build the waste-to-energy facility.

The project will involve the design of the waste-to-energy scheme and other associated utilities, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant and commissioning and testing of the facility.

The contract will also include a provisional option for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the facility, which will be extendable by two years. The municipality may decide whether to extend the O&M option when taking over the plant.

The work will also involve the design and construction of required buildings and process facilities, water, drainage and fire protection facilities.

The project is in line with Dubai’s Strategic Plan, 2021 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, in both of which there is a commitment to protect the environment and improve sustainability in the energy sectors. Dubai Municipality estimates that the quantity of municipal solid wastes generated in Dubai per day in 2014 was 7,000 tonnes.

Dubai is not the only emirate looking to implement a large waste-to-energy project.

The local Beeah is planning to develop a waste-to-energy facility, which will recycle 400,000 tonnes a year of non-recyclable waste and generate 85MW of renewable energy. In 2014, Beeah selected the UK’s Chinook Sciences to develop the project.

Fellow GCC state Kuwait is also planning to implement a large waste-to-energy project. Kuwait’s public private partnership (PPP) body, the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), has invited five prequalified groups to submit bids for the waste-to-energy plant by 24 March 2016.


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