H.H Sheikh Hamdan Inaugurates The World's Largest Waste-to-energy Plant in Dubai
H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council inaugurated the world’s largest and most efficient waste-to-energy facility in Warsan Tuesday (July 4, 2023).
The project will be built with an investment of US$1.10 billion (AED 4 billion) and can process around 2 million tonnes of waste per year.
On the occasion, His Highness stated: "A remarkable project that reinforces Dubai’s status as a global leader in sustainable infrastructure. The facility is capable of generating 220 megawatt-hours of renewable energy, which can power 135,000 residential units.
"The facility can process 2 million tonnes of waste per year without any adverse environmental impact. We congratulate the exceptional teams involved in this unique project. We are committed to deploying advanced technologies to build a brighter and more sustainable future."
Construction of the landmark project began in 2021, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to raise the emirate’s profile as a global model for sustainable development and consolidate its position as the best city to live and work in.
The entire project is scheduled to finish by 2024. The project will contribute to Dubai Municipality’s strategic objective of reducing and completely diverting waste from landfills by 2030.