Taqa to build 100 MW plant

Signs MoU with CMW for waste-to-energy plant

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) and The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi (CWM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of 100mw Waste to Energy facility in Abu Dhabi by 2015-16.

Having developed the concept over the past twelve months, Taqa and CWM have agreed to work together to create one of the largest Waste to Energy plants in the world, and the first of its kind in the UAE.

The facility will be capable of processing up to a million tonnes of municipal solid waste per annum, contributing towards CWM’s stated target of 80% diversion of waste from landfill, which falls within the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 objectives. Taqa’s experience of building, owning and operating thermal power facilities means that Waste to Energy is a natural addition to its fleet.

 “Keeping up with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 requires the concerted efforts of various departments and national institutions to develop in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way. In signing this Agreement, we at the Centre of Waste Management see cooperation with Taqa as the mainstay of a sustainable waste management strategy, focusing on our goal of 80% diversion of waste from landfill,” CWM chairman Mohammed Al Bawardi said.

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