One of the World's largest Energy-from-Waste projects in the Emirate of Dubai, UAE secured bank loans for the project.~ Hitachi Zosen Inova will provide EPC and operate under a 35-year concession period with Dubai Municipality~

Mar 30, 2021

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), based in Switzerland and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, specialized in the design, construction, and maintenance of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plants has been working for the development of EfW project in the Warsan District, the Emirate of Dubai along with a consortium of leading international companies including Dubai Holding, Dubal Holding, ITOCHU Corporation, BESIX Group and Tech Group.

The project financing contract has been concluded between Dubai Waste Management Company P.S.C. (DWMC) and financial institutions including the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Société Générale Bank, KfW IPEX Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Siemens Bank and Crédit Agricole Bank. Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) will provide the insurance for a part of the loan being provided by the financial institutions. Upon fulfilment of conditions precedent, an order intake of HZI will be recorded.


This project is to construct the world's largest EfW plant (stoker type incinerator with capacity: 1,900,000 tons/year "by 5 lines" power output: approximately 200 MW in the Warsan area). HZI will invest in a minority ownership in DWMC and form a joint venture with a local subsidiary of NV Besix SA, a major Belgian construction company to undertake EPC (Engineering/Procurement/Construction: design/procurement/ construction) from DWMC.

HZI is responsible for designing waste cranes, grates, boilers, flue gas treatment equipment, and bottom ash treatment equipment etc., which are the main equipment of the EfW plant, as well as dispatching supervisors for equipment supplies, installation, and commissioning. BESIX Group is responsible for civil engineering and construction.

After the plant is completed, a joint venture of HZI and BESIX Group will provide operation and maintenance services under a 35-year concession period with Dubai Municipality

Currently, the majority of general waste disposal depends on a landfill in Dubai. However, the Government of Dubai is promoting the use of clean energy including waste power generation. The plant is expected to contribute greatly to the policy of the government of the Emirate of Dubai by treatment of 1,900,000 tons of wastes in a year.

EfW is one of the clean energy solutions that can contribute to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and the realization of the decarbonized society.

Hitachi Zosen Group's technologies are used for approximately 1,000 waste treatment plants worldwide, mainly in Europe and Asia (of which approximately half are equipped with power generation facilities). As the leading company in the EfW solution, we will continue to actively contribute to hygienic waste treatment and the realization of the sustainable society.

The outline of this facility is as follows.

  1. 1Construction site: Warsan District, Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates
  2. 2Capacity: 1,900,000 t/year (Stoker type incinerator, furnaces)
  3. 3Power output: Approximately 200 MW
  4. 4Project period: Construction by July 2024
    Operation until July 2059