The project of United Arab Emirates ‘Waste-to-energy’ touches the financial closure

An announcement was made lately by the Emirates RDF that it has almost reached the financial close for the project in which they make fuel from the rubbish in the Umm Al Quwain.

The beginning of the construction will be from the month, and from the September of 2020, will be receiving the municipal; waste of one thousand tons every day from around 55K residents residing in the emirates of the Ajman & Umm AL Quwain.

Emirates RDF which is basically a joint venture of the United Arab Emirates-based contractors ‘TG ECO Holding and ‘Besix’ with the Griffin Refineries which are based in Finland, has plans to refuse the derived fuel facility project along with a fifteen-year operation phase of post-construction.

Conversion of the waste will take place where it will be converted into an alternative energy source known as the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), which will be utilized by various factories of cement as a fuel, and as a replacement of coal as their fuel.

At the same time, this will result in diverting at least 90 percent of the waste from households which are dumped into the landfills. Hence leading to a cleaner, healthier environment.

The project manager of the Besix Concessions and the Assets Middle East, Mister Nico DE Koning who is also the general manager of the Emirates RDF, passed the following statement: “We are very pleased to be able to come up with this strategic project for the management of waste in the Northern Emirates. This long term project will definitely bring very fruitful outcomes.”

He added:” United Arab Emirates’ strategic goal of the diversion of the landfill is contributed by the Emirates RDF by at least 75% by 2021, and it also helps in cementing of plants which decreases their fossil fuels’ use.”