Clean power agreement struck by Dubai government and Veolia

Clean power agreement struck by Dubai government and Veolia
Published: 7 October 2019 - 6 a.m.

An advanced plant that converts biogas into clean power has been launched by the Dubai government and Veolia.

Harnessing waste product biogas from the Warsan Sewage Treatment plant to create green energy, the project seeks to reduce C02 emissions at the facility by 31,000 tonnes per year.

Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality, said the project comes in fulfillment of the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide advanced infrastructure and achieve a sustainable economy.

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He added: “This project is also considered as Dubai’s commitment to the directives of COP 21 summit and is guided by the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to make Dubai the world’s least carbon footprint city by 2050.

Eng. Fahad Al Awadhi, director of sewage projects department, explained that the commercial operation of the project will start at the beginning of 2021 for a period of 25 years.

“The project includes the construction of a plant with an annual production capacity of 45,000 MW power, which is equivalent to 50% of electrical power needs for Warsan plant,” he added.

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