Dubai challenges China to build the world's largest waste recycling plant

What unites Varsan in the Emirate of Dubai and East Shenzhen in China? And there, and there, the construction of the largest enterprises on the planet for converting waste into energy is deployed. Nominally, the projects do not compete with each other, however, it is known that the Dubai plant will be able to produce 20 MW more per year - up to 185 MW of energy.

The amount of waste in both China and Dubai is so great that the construction of a recycling plant with the capacity of a nuclear power plant is economically extremely profitable. Garbage will be reduced by 5, 5 thousand tons per day, up to 2 million tons per year, which is 60% of all waste in Dubai. And more energy, about + 2% of the total consumed in the emirate today. The benefits are clear.

The Dubai Waste Processing Plant will be built on a 2 hectare land plot in the Varsana area. The project will be implemented by the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova and the Belgian Besix Group. Construction will begin in the coming months, the project cost is $ 680 million.

It is expected that the Dubai plant will reach full capacity by 2020, and the energy from it will be used for the Expo 2020. Tribute to the time - the concept of converting waste into energy is gaining popularity around the world, but not everywhere dare to approach the solution with this in a big way.