July 1, 2024

ALEC BUTEC JV lands Abu Dhabi Waste-to-Energy Plant Contract

ALEC BUTEC JV lands Abu Dhabi Waste-to-Energy Plant Contract

A collaboration between ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) and BUTEC has secured the contract to develop Abu Dhabi’s inaugural waste-to-energy (WtE) plant. The joint venture, known as ALEC BUTEC, has joined forces with Switzerland’s Hitachi Zosen Innova (HZI), a leading authority for its expertise in waste-to-energy technology, to spearhead the construction of this groundbreaking project.

According to a statement from ALEC, the ultra-large waste incineration facility will be situated near the Al-Dhafra landfill. The contractor also noted that the project will process 900,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste annually over the next 30 years.

The aim of the project is to prevent the release of nearly 1.1 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions annually. Furthermore, the plant will add 80MW of power generation capacity from non-fossil fuel source.

Scope of work: ALEC BUTEC JV

ALEC BUTEC JV will oversee the engineering, procurement, and construction of all non-process-related activities, encompassing tasks such as civil engineering, concrete and structural steel work, installation of MEP systems, as well as building services. Additionally, the JV will manage external works and site infrastructure development.

Commenting on the collaboration, Sean McQue, Managing Director- Construction of ALEC, commented: “We are pleased to have been selected for this crucial project, highlighting our commitment to sustainable progress within the region. This waste-to-energy facility marks a significant milestone in Abu Dhabi’s endeavors to tackle waste management issues and diminish greenhouse gas emissions. ALEC’s proficiency, combined with BUTEC’s established excellence in design-build ventures, guarantees the successful execution of this landmark initiative”.

Meanwhile, BUTEC’s Country General Manager Hani Houalla added: “BUTEC’s design-build expertise coupled with ALEC’s distinguished construction capability positions us as a strong team ready to deliver impactful infrastructure projects like Abu Dhabi’s Waste-to-Energy facility. We are proud to contribute to the UAE’s decarbonization agenda and to this significant development”.

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