Waste-to-Energy Power Plant

The greenfield Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Independent Power Project (IPP) is a collaboration between EWEC and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) to divert 75 percent of waste away from landfills. 

The WtE plant, to be located near the existing Al Dhafra landfill in Abu Dhabi, will have an expected processing capacity between 600,000 and 900,000 tonnes of waste per year, and will generate enough electricity to power up to 22,500 UAE households, making it one of the largest WtE facilities in the region.

Additionally, the WtE plant is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1.5 million tonnes per year. The project will involve the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the WtE plant that will use advanced moving grate technology to convert municipal solid waste into electricity via a high-efficiency steam turbine generator set. 

75 %

Waste diverted away from Abu Dhabi landfill


Tonnes of waste per year of processing capacity

1.5 Million Tonnes

CO2 emissions reduction per year once operational