May 26 (Renewables Now) - UAE waste management company Bee'ah has set up a joint venture (JV) with Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar to develop waste-to-energy plants across the Middle East.
The first project will be the Sharjah multi-fuel waste-to-energy facility, which will treat, in its first phase, over 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year and will have a power generation capacity of about 30 MW, Bee'ah said on Thursday.
According to the announcement, the completion of the facility will make Sharjah the first city in the Middle East to achieve 100% waste diversion from landfill. Currently, the emirate diverts 70% of its waste from landfill.
The joint venture is called Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC). Plans for the partnership were first announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016.