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Dubai issues tender for waste-to-energy plant

Plant will be operational by first quarter of 2020 and produce 69 megawatts, says Dubai Municipality

Dubai issues tender for waste-to-energy plant
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Dubai Municipality has issued the construction tender for the Middle East’s largest solid waste-to-energy plant, according to state news agency WAM.

In June, the civic body said the $545 million (AED2 billion) facility would be built in the Warsan District II.

The facility is intended to help reduce landfill waste by 75 percent by 2021 while protecting the environment from methane gas emitted from landfills.

Once operational in the first quarter of 2020, the plant will receive 2,000 metric tonnes of solid waste a day and produce 60 megawatts of energy, WAM said.

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