Dubai Municipality has met with potential bidders for the emirate’s proposed waste-to-energy plant.

According to sources close to the project, the municipality met with potential bidders on 31 May. There is understood to have been representatives from about 10 potential bidding groups.

MEED reported in April that the authority had prequalified companies and was planning to issue tender documents for the project in June.

The first phase of the waste-to-energy scheme is planned to have a minimum capacity of 2,000 tonnes a day (t/d). The plant will be located at the the waste landfill site in Warsan.

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

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 the emirate in 2014 was 7,000 t/d.

MEED reported in December that Germany’s Fichtner had been appointed as technical adviser for the planned waste-to-energy project.

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