$1bn solid waste plant to open in Qatar

$1bn solid waste plant to open in Qatar
$1bn solid waste plant to open in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Published: 27 September 2011 - 6:05 a.m.
By: Michael Palmer

A $1bn state-of-the-art solid waste management centre will open in Qatar within the next two months, the country’s government has announced.

The plant, which is the largest of its type in the Middle East, has been designed and constructed by a specialist firm from Singapore, which will also operate it for the next 20 years.

“The plant will convert waste into clean energy, and is set to produce 50 megawatts of electricity daily during the treatment process, as well as a high-quality organic fertiliser,” said Safar Al Shafi, Director of the Public Cleanliness Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

The centre will have a capacity of 2,033 tonnes of waste per day, and will begin with an initial capacity of 230 to 550 tonnes.

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