A request for proposal (RPP) has been issued for the Abu Dhabi Waste-To-Energy Independent Power Project (IPP). The RPP is for pre-qualified companies that had expressed interest in the project located near the existing Al Dhafra landfill in Abu Dhabi.
The project’s RPP was issued by Abu Dhabi Waste Management entre (Tadweer), the authority for waste management activities within Abu Dhabi. Tadweer is working alongside the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC). The RPP was issued to selected bidders. These bidders had already submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) and passed the qualification process.
The Chief Executive Officer of EWEC, Othman Al Ali revealed that a total number of 109 consortia and companies submitted EOIs. The deadline for the project’s proposals is by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022.
Overview of the Abu Dhabi Waste-To-Energy project
The project will include the construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of the WtE plant. The facility aims to process about 900,000 tonnes of waste in a year. It will make use of advanced moving grate technology. This technology will be used to generate electricity from municipal solid waste. Additionally, the conversion will be via a high-efficiency steam turbine generator set.
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Upon completion, the Abu Dhabi Waste-To-Energy project will help reduce carbon emissions by up to 1.1 million tonnes in a year. This would be comparable to the removal of well about 240,000 cars from the roads. Furthermore, the electricity from the facility will power up to 52,500 households. Hence, making the project one of the largest WtE facilities within the region.