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EWEC and Tadweer Group partner with Japanese consortium for Abu Dhabi Waste-to-Energy project

The project will have an expected annual processing capacity of 900,000 tonnes of waste, making it one of the region’s largest. (Image source: EWEC)

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EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company) and Tadweer Group have signed a concession agreement with a Japan-based consortium to develop the greenfield Abu Dhabi Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Independent Power Project (IPP), set to be the world’s most advanced WtE facility

The Japanese consortium comprises Marubeni Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN).

The project will have an expected annual processing capacity of 900,000 tonnes of waste, making it one of the region’s largest, enabling an expected carbon emissions reduction of 1.1 million tonnes per year. It will set benchmarks for WtE energy projects in terms of scale, efficiency and environmental benefits, and ties in with Tadweer Group’s ambition to divert 80% of Abu Dhabi’s waste from landfills by 2030 and helping to create a blueprint for alternative energy sources.

Othman Al Ali, chief executive officer of EWEC, said, " This significant waste-to-energy project enables Abu Dhabi’s strategic shift towards integrating sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources that cater to its community's needs and drive the development of the UAE’s circular economy. We look forward to collaborating with Tadweer Group and our Japanese partners in setting a new standard for waste-to-energy projects in the region and beyond."

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. This project is a cornerstone in our strategy to reduce reliance on landfills, lower carbon emissions, and support the UAE's energy agenda. We look forward to working closely with our partners to harness pioneering technologies that transform waste into valuable resources.”

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