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November 22, 2021

Mussafah Waste To Energy Project, United Arab Emirates

By Carmen

Mussafah Waste To Energy Project is a 90MW biopower project. It is planned in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 90 90 Announced Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Emirates Water and Electricity


The project is being developed and currently owned by Emirates Water and Electricity.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 22,500 households. The project cost is expected to be around $765m.

Municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About Emirates Water and Electricity

Emirates Water and Electricity Co (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority is a utility service provider that supplies water and electricity. The utility operates functional areas including planning and studies directorate, procurement and contract directorate, financial and administration division, and generation directorate. It also operates sections such as power forecasts, water forecasts, expansion planning, plant engineering, business affairs, contracts, financial settlement, and others. The utility’s projects comprise Taweelah B Plant, UAN Plant, Taweelah A2 Plant, Fujairah F1 IWPP, Shuweihat S1 IWPP, Taweelah A1 Plant, Shuweihat S2 IWPP and Fujairah F1 IWPP, among others. EWEC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.


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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