Dubai Municipality installs generator at Dubai Waste Management Centre

Staff Report,

2 Jul 2022

Step brings generation capacity to 200MWh as preparation for initial operations in 2023

Dubai Municipality installs generator at Dubai Waste Management Centre

Dubai Municipality has installed a generator at the Dubai Waste Management Centre, beginning preparations for the Centre’s initial operational stage in 2023.

The civic body said that the step is a new milestone in the development of the world’s largest waste-to-energy project, with the generator playing an important role in producing power.

Following the installation of a steam turbine earlier, Dubai Municipality took the decision of installing this generator to promote power sustainability at the Centre. With this, production capacity has reached 200-Megawatt hours (MWh), relying on the steam turbine, which enables the generator’s operation by conversion of rotational energy into electricity. The power output is transmitted to the feeding station by a 132-kilovolt cable network.

Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality, said: “The step to install the generator was taken as a preparation process for the initial operational stage of 2023 at the Dubai Waste Management Centre. This is the largest waste-to-energy project in the world. It is projected to have a high capacity of clean energy generation by 2023 and the site will be fully operational by 2024.”

The Dubai Waste Management Centre combines eco-friendly waste processing with clean and renewable energy generation by efficient operational processes using recycled water from the treatment plant in Warsan. Approximately 1.9 million tons of waste per year will be treated at this project, which will have the capacity to provide power to over 135,000 households.

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