H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, launched the first phase of the Waste to Energy Centre in Warsan – the world’s largest and most efficient waste-to-energy plant – on July 4. The facility built at a cost of AED4 billion features advanced technologies that do not have any adverse environmental impact.
The Crown Prince of Dubai also watched the Centre’s first waste-to-energy conversion operations. Two of the plant’s five lines are now operational and process about 2,300 tonnes of solid waste daily. The sophisticated process employs steam pressure to create rotational energy that powers the generator to produce electricity. At present, the facility generates about 80 MWh of renewable energy. In the second phase, the facility’s output will expand to 220 MWh, translating to 5,280 MWh daily.
The waste-to-energy facility has the capacity to treat around 2 million tonnes of solid waste annually and can generate power that can meet the needs of more than 1,35,000 housing units. Built on an area of 400,000 square metres, it has five production lines that have the capacity to treat 5,666 tonnes of waste per day.