Deal signed to develop first UAE landfill site into solar farm

SourceArabian Business
SectorOil & Gas

Emirates Waste to Energy Company has announced plans to develop a landfill site into a solar farm — the first of its kind in the UAE. The joint venture between environmental management company Bee’ah and clean energy major Masdar will deliver the solar photovoltaic (PV) project to generate up to 120 megawatts (MW). Bee'ah says to employ 1,000 people for cleaning contract in Egypt's new Administrative Capital urban project It will be constructed on top of Bee’ah’s Al Sa’jah landfill in Sharjah and will be delivered in three phases, with the first phase due for completion in 2023. The agreement was announced jointly by Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah and chairman of the Emirates Waste to Energy Company, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “Waste is a growing issue in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. However, this project highlights how we can utilise closed landfills to deliver clean energy, while simultaneously supporting the UAE’s more...