Hitachi Zosen Inova Selected to Develop the Waste to Energy (WtE) Facility in Abu Dhabi

Hitachi Zosen Inova Selected to Develop the Waste to Energy (WtE) Facility in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Water & Electricity Company (EWEC) and Tadweer Group have selected a consortium. The consortium led by Marubeni Corporation, consisting of Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and the Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation. Although, they are about to design, build and operate the world’s most advanced Waste to Energy (WtE) plant in Abu Dhabi.

The concession agreement was signed at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre recently by Othman Al Ali. However, the members were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer of EWEC, along with Ali Al Dhaheri
  2. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tadweer Group
  3. Roni Araiji, consortium representative
  4. Managing Director of Middle East of Hitachi Zosen Inova.

Also, the global procurement process will begin in July 2022. It have managed by the Abu Dhabi-based Emirates EWEC and Tadweer Group, with final bids submitted in April 2023.

Abu Dhabi’s first WtE plant will be located near the Al-Dhafra landfill and will have a processing capacity of 900,000 tonnes. It is of non-recyclable waste each year for the next 30 years. Furthermore, the facility will utilise one of the largest and most advanced moving grate technologies. This technology will convert municipal solid waste into electricity using a highly efficient water-steam cycle. The project will involve the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the new WtE plant.

This vital project will underpin the UAE goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.1 million tonnes annually. However, it will significantly boost Abu Dhabi’s transition away from reliance on landfill. Also which is considered by many to be the least sustainable form of waste management. HZI, the world’s leading Greentech provider of turnkey WtE facilities, is working in partnership with Marubeni Corporation and JOIN. Morever, they will shortly move the Abu Dhabi project into its three-year construction phase to deliver the WtE plant.

Bruno-Frédéric Baudouin, CEO of HZI, said, “This is HZI’s second ultra-large WtE project in the Middle East, and it demonstrates our collective commitment to designing, building and operating the most advanced and efficient WtE facilities in the Emirates.” This project is a cornerstone in Tadweer Group’s strategy to reduce reliance on landfills, lower carbon emissions and support the UAE’s energy agenda. Ali Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tadweer Group, commented, “This concession agreement marks a new chapter in our mission to promote environmental sustainability and implement accelerated technology, showcasing the importance of waste conversion to clean energy.”

The Abu Dhabi facility is HZI’s second ultra-large WtE project in the UAE, following the Dubai Waste to Energy plant. HZI has expanded its operations through a new local hub in Dubai to deliver design, construction, and engineering excellence. Moreover, they will also serve its growing customer base across the Middle East. Such a presence in the region clearly demonstrates HZI’s long-term commitment to helping the UAE government achieve its target of delivering sustainable waste management infrastructure and recovering vital renewable energy to support the decarbonisation of the UAE’s economy for generations to come.