July 12 (Renewables Now) - French equipment manufacturer and industrial contractor CNIM has been selected to design, build and operate a waste-to-energy facility at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with phase I capacity of some 30 MW.
The facility is the first project being developed by a joint venture between UAE waste management company Bee'ah and Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar. The formal launch of the joint venture, called Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC), was announced in May. The first project for the partnership is the Sharjah multi-fuel waste-to-energy facility, which will treat, within its first phase, more than 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year.
According to a press release on Tuesday, Masdar and Bee'ah have picked CNIM to construct the facility.