Project Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Waste-to-Energy

One of the world’s largest waste-to-energy facility

BESIX and its partners carry out one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants to be built in a single phase. The facility will process 1.9 million tonnes of municipal waste per year, produce approximately 200 MW of renewable electricity. The project is subject to a BOOT contract and includes financing, design, construction, and operations and maintenance of the facility for 35 years.

The project

The project, led by Dubai Municipality, consists of a Waste-to-Energy plant, located at the former Warsan landfill site. The facility will treat 1,900,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. Its size and capacity make this facility one of the largest in the world.

Up to 200 MW of thermal energy recovered will be fed into the local grid.

Design, Construction, Operations

The facility was designed in close collaboration between Dubai Municipality, Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX. The construction, carried out by Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX, started in 2020. The facility will be fully operational in 2024.

On behalf of Dubai Municipality, BESIX and Hitachi Zosen Inova will also be in charge of the operations and maintenance of the waste-to-energy plant for 35 years.

BESIX is involved in the project in three ways: the investment, construction and operations of the plant for 35 years. We have started construction and look forward to delivering and then operating, together with Hitachi Zosen Inova and in close collaboration with Dubai Municipality, this world-leading facility. With the project, the Emirate of Dubai has once again confirmed its leading role in the field of sustainability and the environment.

Project details

Project name

Dubai Waste-to-Energy

Area(s) of expertise


Contract type

Design, Build, Finance & Maintenance


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


BESIX, Six Construct

External partner(s)

Hitachi Zosen Inova


Dubai Municipality

Building Period

2020 - 2024

Maintenance period

35 years

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