Project Details
Name :
Waste-to-Energy Plant Project - Al Dhafra
Tender Type :
Territory :
Abu Dhabi
Description :
Development of a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant.
Budget($) :
Cost($) :
Period :
Invitation Date :
Post Date :
April 1, 2020 
Closing Date :
Status :
New Tender 
Last Updated :
May 4, 2023 
Category :
Power & Alternative Energy, Sewerage & Drainage,
The project will be located near the existing Al Dhafra landfill in Abu Dhabi. This plant is expected to be among the largest WtE facilities in the Middle East. Client alongside its subsidiary, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) and the Abu Dhabi Water Management Centre (Tadweer) will develop the plant. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of the WtE plants, which will be developed under the independent power producers (IPP) model. The plant will have an expected processing capacity of up to 900,000 t of waste annually. It will also generate up to 90MW of electricity every year, which is enough to fulfill the power needs on an average of 22,500 homes in the UAE. The plants will result in collectively reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 2.5 million tonnes annually, which is equivalent to removing more than 500,000 cars off the road. Tadweer Contact Person: Mr.Saeed Al Haddadi Contracts & Procurement Manager T: +971-50-6636119. 
May 4, 2023

EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), the main procurer for water and electricity in Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) announced that they have received proposals from two consortia for the development of the greenfield Abu Dhabi Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Independent Power Project (IPP). The proposals were received from a Japan-based consortium comprised of Marubeni Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Inova, and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development, and a consortium comprised of SUEZ International and PAL Cooling Holding. EWEC had received a total of 109 submissions from potential bidders during Expression of Interest (EOI) stage.
A team comprising Japan's Marubeni Corporation, Switzerland's Hitachi Zosen Inova and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation is understood to have proposed a levelised waste treatment cost of AED175 ($47.6) a metric tonne (MT) as part of the contract. This is equivalent to 45 per cent of the tariff of AED391/MT proposed by the second team, which comprises France's Suez and the local Pal Cooling Holding
The project will have an expected annual processing capacity of 900,000 tonnes of waste, enabling an expected carbon emissions reduction of 1.1 million tonnes per year. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power up to 52,500 households. The project award and execution of the Concession Agreement are expected to take place in the third quarter of 2023. It has a target commercial operation date of fourth quarter of 2026.

January 9, 2023

No contract award has been made yet on this scheme.

July 28, 2022

Request for Proposals (RFP) are expected to be submitted by December 7, 2022.

July 20, 2022

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has announced the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to pre-qualified companies and consortia that had expressed interest in developing the greenfield Abu Dhabi Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Independent Power Project (IPP). The RFP is being issued to selected bidders that submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) and have completed the qualification process. A total of 109 companies and consortia had submitted EOIs. The project will involve the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the WtE plant that will use advanced moving grate technology to convert municipal solid waste into electricity via a high-efficiency steam turbine generator set. The successful developer will own up to 40 percent of the entity while the remaining equity will be primarily held indirectly by the Abu Dhabi Government. Proposals are expected to be received by the end of Q4 2022. Following review of the proposals, EWEC and Tadweer will announce the successful bidder to proceed to the next stage.

June 13, 2022

Request for proposals (RFP) is yet to be issued for the project.

April 6, 2022

Developers are still waiting to receive the request for proposals (RFP) for this scheme. RFP is likely be issued after the Holy month of Ramadan in May 2022 at the earliest. 

January 6, 2022

Developers expect the request for proposals (RFP) to be issued in the first quarter of 2022.

December 6, 2021

Ewec in partnership with Tadweer, has received prequalification documents from firms.

November 30, 2021

Prequalification documents submission date has been extended to a new date.

November 14, 2021

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Water & Electricity Company (Ewec), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer), has invited firms to submit prequalification documents for the waste-to-energy (WTE) project, which will developed under the independent power producer (IPP) model. Developers have been invited to submit prequalification entries by 24 November 2021. The planned WTE plant have an expected processing capacity of between 600,000 and 900,000 tonnes of waste per year.

August 2, 2021

It is understood the RFQ document has yet to be issued.

April 20, 2021

The request for qualifications (RFQ) is expected to be issued in May 2021.

March 30, 2021

The request for qualification (RFQ) for the planned waste-to-energy (WTE) project is expected to be issued by mid-April 2021.

February 28, 2021

Firms that submitted their expression of interest (EoI) include utilities developers, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and investors. They include:
Acciona (Spain)
Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)
Besix (Belgium)
China National Nuclear Corporation
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios (Spain)
GIC (Kuwait)
Hitachi Zosen Inova (Japan/Switzerland)
Marubeni (Japan)
Masdar (UAE)
Mitsui & Company (Japan)
Mitsubishi (Japan)
Suez (France)
Sumitomo (Japan)
Valoriza (Spain)
Veolia (France).

January 24, 2021

Abu Dhabi's Emirates Water & Electricity Company (Ewec), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Centre for Waste Management (Tadweer), issued the expression of interest request for the contract. All interested parties are requested to submit an expression of interest on February 11, 2021 in electronic copy at [email protected]

October 14, 2020

The request for expressions of interest (EoI) for the project is due to be issued imminently. The tender is expected to be issued in the first half of 2021. 

September 30, 2020

Client is understood to have selected a team of advisers for the scheme. local/Australian Tribe Infrastructure Group will serve as financial adviser, UK's Ashurst will serve as legal adviser, and Denmark's Ramboll will be the technical adviser.

July 29, 2020

Three firms are understood to have been shortlisted for the transaction advisory contract. The firms include: 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC, Japan)
Synergy Consulting (US/India)
Tribe Infrastructure Group (local/Australia). 

June 2, 2020

Client has received bids for the transaction advisory contract. Consultancy firms submitted bids for the financial, technical and legal advisory packages on 27 May 2020. 

May 19, 2020

It is understood the client has moved the tender closing date for the transaction advisory contract to end May 2020. Legal, technical and financial consultants are expected to form a consortium to bid for the contract.

May 4, 2020

Client has invited firms to bid for the transaction advisory contract. It expects to receive proposals by next week.

April 1, 2020

Under the IPP model, Client will enter into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EWEC as the off-taker of the electricity; and a long-term waste supply agreement with Tadweer as the provider of feedstock waste. Invitation of proposals from private sector companies to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the facilities would be announced soon.

Client Details
  • Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (AD Power)
  • Address : Al Maqam Tower, ADGM Square on Al Maryah Island, Floor 29,
  • Pin : 3112
  • City : Abu Dhabi
  • Telephone : (+971-2) 409 2400
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Awarded Consultants
Financial Consultant
Address : Level 6, Al Sila Tower ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island
City : Abu Dhabi
Postal/Zip Code : 764622
Country : United Arab Emirates
Phone : (+971-2) 441 0844
Fax :
Email : [email protected]
Contact Persons /Website:
Legal Consultant
Address : Level 5, Gate Precinct Building 3 Dubai International Financial Centre
City : Dubai
Postal/Zip Code : 119974
Country : United Arab Emirates
Phone : (+971-4) 365 2000
Fax : (+971-4) 365 2050
Email :
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Technical Consultant
Address : Abu Dhabi University Bldg. Al Nahyan Camp Area Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (Al Muroor Road)
City : Abu Dhabi
Postal/Zip Code : 96039
Country : United Arab Emirates
Phone : (+971-2) 658 4618
Fax : (+971-2) 658 4619
Email : [email protected]
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