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ALEC BUTEC JV wins design-build contract for waste-to-energy plant in Abu Dhabi

by Madaline Dunn

An integrated joint venture between ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) and BUTEC has been chosen to design and build Abu Dhabi’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, it has announced. It will collaborate with Swiss-based Hitachi Zosen Innova (HZI) to construct the project, which aims to prevent the release of nearly 1.1 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions annually.

The ultra-large waste incineration facility, located near the Al-Dhafra landfill, will process 900,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste annually over the next 30 years and add 80MW of power generation capacity from a non-fossil fuel source.

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 mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems, and building services.

It will also manage external works and site infrastructure development.

Commenting on the selection, Sean McQue, Managing Director – Construction of ALEC, said: “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.”

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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