Bee'ah to build 40-MW solar plant on UAE landfill site

Bee'ah landfill solar project in Sharjah, UAE - render. Image by Bee'ah.

July 27 (Renewables Now) - UAE waste management company Bee'ah  today said it will construct a solar power facility with a capacity of 40 MW at a landfill site in the city of Sharjah.

As part of the project, a portion of the landfill area will be converted and 24 MW of solar installed, followed by another 16 MW of capacity once more of the area is converted. In addition, there will be an innovation and learning centre near the solar park under the UAE's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

"Bee’ah aims to make environmental sustainability a reality, and this investment to rejuvenate the Al Saja’a landfill for long-term solar infrastructure will help Sharjah attain its renewable energy targets, and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," the company's CEO Khaled Al Huraimel noted.

In 2021 Bee'ah is set to launch its first multi-fuel waste-to-energy facility in Sharjah 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. The project is developed together with Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar and will help the city to achieve 100% waste diversion from landfill.

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