Pre-tender opened for UAE waste-to-energy plant

TAQA invites firms to qualify for EPC tender for 100MW facility

Dr Saif Al Sayari, TAQA executive officer and head of energy solutions.
Dr Saif Al Sayari, TAQA executive officer and head of energy solutions.

Abu Dhabi-based TAQA has invited firms to submit qualifications ahead of tendering for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant. The new facility is set to receive around 1,000,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year, converting it into 100MW of power.

TAQA expects to award the EPC contract in Q4 of this year, with the plant expected to start operations in 2016/17.

“Our track record in developing and operating power plants across the world, combined with our international relationships with joint venture partners and financial institutions, positions us well to lead the development of this pioneering project. We see this as a launch pad for future waste-to-energy projects in the region and for TAQA to be the pre-eminent developer and operator,” said Dr Saif Al Sayari, TAQA executive officer and head of the energy solutions division.

“The development of sustainable energy and waste infrastructure technologies, as well as diversion of waste from landfills, are goals identified in the Abu Dhabi Plan 2030. We are proud to work alongside the Government of Abu Dhabi and The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi to provide a solution to the increasing volume of waste produced each year in the capital,” he added.

TAQA has said that it has named Roger Anderson – a veteran of waste-to-energy developer Wheelabrator - as the technical manager for the waste-to-energy plant. Ramboll Group A/S has been appointed to advise on engineering, whilst WS Atkins is set to provide advice on environmental permitting and waste characterisation.

Firms interested in submitting qualifications have until March 15 at 12.00pm to get in touch with TAQA.



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