This prestigious project is part of :
The Initiatives of: His Highness, the U.A.E. President
Supported by: The President’s Initiatives Committee (Ministry of Presidential Affairs)
Mission to: Improve UAE’s waste management
Represented by: Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, Govt. of Ajman & Govt. of Umm Al Quwain.
The project cost is around USD 40mn. This facility is a significant contributor to the U.A.E. strategic objective of landfill diversion of least 75% by 2021 and resulting in overall benefit on fuel costs, not to mention the environmental benefits.
Refused Derived Fuel is a renewable energy source that ensures waste isn’t dumped in landfills. Waste becomes an affordable raw material that also reduces CO2 emissions.
The facility to receive 1000t of municipal waste per day from approximately 550,000 residents living in the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. The waste will be converted into RDF.
RDF will be used as a fuel in cement factories instead of coal and will simultaneously result in a diversion of at least 90 per cent of household waste from landfill.
The project is a Public-Private-Partnership implementing a Build – Operate – Transfer (BOT) scheme located in Umm Al Quwain with a 15-year post-construction operational phase.