Dubai, UAE

Waste to Energy

Waste Throughput

1'890'000 t/a

Energy Recovered


Thermal Power

5 x 124,6 MWth

The City of Dubai chose a joint venture between Hitachi Zosen Inova and BESIX (Belgium) to build the biggest WtE plant in the world. The two companies are general contractors for the turnkey plant, as well as serving as operators and minority shareholders in the project company for 35 years. It’s not just the size of the plant that’s impressive: net energy efficiency of more than 31% also puts it at the very top of the international rankings. Delivery of the project is a key componentof Dubai’s sustainability strategy.


  • Type of system: air-cooled HZI reciprocating grate
  • Fuel: municipal and industrial waste
  • Calorific value: 7-14 MJ/kg
  • Maximum throughput per line: 53.6 t/h
  • Number of lines: five
  • Boiler design: four-pass boiler
  • Flue gas treatment: dry sorption with hydrated lime and activated carbon, SNCR

Virtual Plant

Take a virtual tour through the Dubai WtE combustion hall.


Dubai – Full Fire Ahead at Dubai’s WtE Facility (2023)

Dubai – Progress Video (2023)

Movies Archive

Dubai – Construction Time Lapse (2021)

Dubai – Technology Overview (2022)

Dubai – Construction Time Lapse (2022)



  • Dubai Waste Management Company
  • BOT / Concession: Dubai Municipality

Commencement of Operation

  • 2024

Components Supplied

  • In a joint venture with the BESIX group, EPC contractor for the turnkey plant, including building construction. After financing, construction and commencement of operation, the plant will be run for 35 years by the consortium before being handed over to the client.


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