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November 11, 2021

Al Warsan Waste to Energy Plant, United Arab Emirates

By Carmen

Al Warsan Waste to Energy Plant is a 171MW biopower project. It is planned in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 171 171 Permitting Dubai, United Arab Emirates BESIX Group; Hitachi Zosen Inova; Itochu


The project is being developed by BESIX Group, Hitachi Zosen Inova and Itochu. The project is currently owned by Itochu with a stake of 20%, Hitachi Zosen Inova with a stake of 10%, BESIX Group and Dubal Holding.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 140,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $1,160m.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Contractors Involved

BESIX Group and Hitachi Zosen Inova are expected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

About BESIX Group

BESIX Group SA (BESIX) is a construction contracting and property development company. BESIX offers engineering and design, planning, civil works, and procurement services for various projects. The company’s service portfolio includes civil engineering, industrial works, infrastructure, and marine works, environment and sport and leisure facility management, real estate development, maintenance, and concession. BESIX offers deep foundations, road construction, geo-engineering, water treatment, cable and pipeline construction services. It serves commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure projects across private and public sectors. BESIX has operations in 25 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. The company is headquartered in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.

About Hitachi Zosen Inova

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), formerly AE&E Inova AG, a subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen Corp, is a renewable energy company that generates energy from waste disposal. The company offers services such as engineering and design, erection and repair, installation and assembly, operation and maintenance, laboratory service, spare parts management and retrofit services. It also provides turnkey solutions including environmental management, project and risk management, plant design, quality management and scheduling. The company offers thermal and biological treatment of residual waste, steam and power, anaerobic digestion, and flue gas treatment. HZI is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

About Itochu

Itochu Corp (Itochu) is a trading company that offers domestic trading, import and export, and overseas trading. The company trades in several products such as textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food, general products, information and communications technology, realty, insurance, logistics services, construction, and finance. It also invests in resource development and holds interests in oil and gas assets. Geographically, the company has operations in China, South Korea, and countries across North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Oceania. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates offices in Japan and overseas. Itochu is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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