Addu waste-to-energy plant almost complete

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology confirms the Addu City waste-to-energy power facility has reached 95% completion.

The ministry said the installation of the waste-to-energy system is almost complete, while the only work at ongoing capacity is the development of a control building for the project.

The ministry expects full completion of the project by July 2023.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is funding the project for a total value of AED 22 million. The project was funded in 2015 to develop an eco-friendly renewable power facility.

ADFD reports the project will save up to 1.9 million liters of diesel and reduce Addu City’s total waste by 10%.

The facility will reportedly have the capacity to generate 1.5 megawatts of power by incinerating 50 tons of waste every day. According to the ministry, one megawatt of power generated from the plant will be redirected to the main electricity grid in Addu City.