By converting non-recyclable municipal waste to renewable energy, Dubai Municipality will not only supply power to 120,000 homes but also reduce the city’s carbon footprint considerably…

World’s largest Energy from Waste Plant in Dubai; which is also significant as one of the various projects for the conservation of natural resources, rationalized consumption, and the inclusion of alternative and renewable energy resources in Dubai’s energy mix – will use 30 modules of Air Cooled Condensers (ACCs).

With the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, the UAE National Agenda 2021, and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, Dubai is making great strides in the field of sustainability. These strategic plans aim at protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable development.

Dubai Municipality is keen to strengthen efforts nationally and across the UAE to achieve the targets for minimizing the volume of municipal waste disposed of in landfill, and for developing alternative energy sources through the speedy implementation of projects for the sustainable management of waste, energy, and the environment.

Use of ACC modules

An artist’s impression of the Dubai’s ACC-Hitachi plant…

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG has offered the contract to Hamon to supply those 30 ACCs. The ACC designed by Hamon will ensure various plant load operating cases. The company’s scope of work includes the design, delivery and erection works with a limited final lay-down area availability.

The facility, located in Warsan, will treat 5,000 tons of non-recyclable municipal solid waste from the Dubai area per day, with a total of 1,825,000 tons a year that will be converted into renewable energy. The 171 MW of electricity generated will be fed into the local grid as baseload energy and will power around 120,000 homes.

Waste to Energy – Block diagram…


As the population is increasing and using products that require packaging, it is assessed that a typical person produces one ton of trash in a year, causing adverse effects on the environment. By processing waste into biofuel, Waste-to-Energy plants release considerably less carbon and methane into the air than having waste decay away in landfills.

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