Sharjah awards $500mn waste to energy contract

Sharjah has awarded a GBP 300 mn ($505mn) contract to build the world’s largest thermal energy-from-waste plant.

UAE-based environment and waste management company Bee’ah awarded Chinook Sciences of the UK with the deal, trade minister Lord Livingston announced on a visit to the company’s Nottingham headquarters.

Chinook has designed the entire facility and is co-ordinating the manufacture, shipping, installation, construction and commissioning of the plant.

The contract will create an estimated 200 new jobs in the UK and secure a further 650.

Bee’ah CEO, Khaled Al Huraimel, said: “There are many technologies and many companies which have used incineration for years.

“Sharjah wants to be a leader in the environmental industry, so we went and looked for the latest technology.

“This technology is the greenest when it comes to waste-to-energy and we felt that this solution was right for Sharjah.”

Dr Rifat Chalabi, Chinook Sciences’ group chairman and CEO, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as Bee’ah ‘s partner.

“The Sharjah project is a major milestone for Chinook Sciences as it means we are now building the world’s largest household waste gasification plant in partnership with one of the most visionary companies in the sector.

“This is further validation of our market-leading technology and project delivery capability.” Source: Utilities Middle East