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The world’s largest incinerator will appear in Dubai in 2020, the Facility will be able to dispose of 1.8 million tons of solid waste per year (60% of municipal waste). Every day the enterprise will make 5 thousand tons of waste. About it reported in a press release issued by the government of the United Arab Emirates.

Object with a capacity of 185 MW will provide energy to 120 thousand homes, to appease 2% of the annual electricity demand in the city, said Director General of Dubai municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah. According to officials, construction will begin in a few months. The works will deal with the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova and the Belgian construction company Besix Group.

According to the official portal of the UAE government, the incineration plant will be built in the area of Varsan (Al Warsan 2 ). The company will be the largest of their kind in the middle East. Construction will cost 2 billion dirhams ($680,6 million).

“The factory will become a new source of energy in Dubai and will enhance security of supply”, – said General Director of electricity and water in Dubai (DEWA) Saeed Mohammed al Tayer.

As noted on the website of the government of the UAE, the Dubai authorities plan to make the city resistant to 2021 the construction of the plant corresponds to the national plans to reduce landfill by 75%. The project will help the city authorities to stop the flow of waste to landfills by 2030, to reduce the amount of methane emitted from waste in landfills, and release vast territory for new projects.

Another incinerator, claiming the title of largest in the world, built in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. Both companies are expected to be completed by 2020, according to the publication New Atlas, after the completion of construction to claim the title of the largest plant will be able Dubai project, since its power is about 20 MW more than the capacity of Shenzhen.