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Construction to begin on world’s largest waste-to-energy facility

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE’s Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, this week issued instructions to Bee’ah, Sharjah’s waste management and environment company, to build, what is expected to be, the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world.

Bee’ah awarded British firm Chinook Sciences with a GBP 300 million (AED 1.8 billion) contract for the construction of the advanced thermal energy-from-waste facility in May of this year.

The ruler issued the instructions during a visit to Bee’ah’s existing Waste Management Center (WMC), located in the Saj’ah industrial city in Sharjah, which is currently the largest facility for material recovery in the Middle East and the third largest such facility in the world. His Highness also issued instructions for the construction of a new corporate headquarters for Bee’ah.

Bee’ah’s current 3.75 square kilometer Waste Management Center contains a material recovery facility, a construction and demolition waste recycling facility, a tyre recycling facility, an electronic waste dismantling and processing facility and other facilities including a car bodies recycling and shredding facility and a compost plant.

Established by royal decree in 2007, Bee’ah’s goal is to transform Sharjah into the region’s greenest emirate by adopting internationally-leading sustainable environmental practices, and supplying the best integrated strategic environmental services and solutions, and infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential groups. Sharjah aims to establish the itself as the environmental capital of the Middle East, diverting 100 percent of emirate’s waste from landfill to recycling, energy production and other resources by mid-2015.

Bee’ah was recently named named ‘Sustainable Waste Management Company of the Year’ at the Middle East’s BGreen Awards for the second year running.

Source: Bee’ah, media

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