Dubai announces the completion of the project to convert biogas into energy “Biogas”
the date : 2023-05-18 (05:35 PM)
| by: Abdel Khalek Kamel
Dubai has announced the completion of the project to convert biogas into energy “Biogas”, which is considered one of the renewable energy projects that serve the strategic plan to transform Dubai Municipality’s assets into green and sustainable assets, within the framework of the “Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050” launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, aiming to make Dubai a global center for clean energy and green economy, coinciding with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability.
The annual volume of electrical energy produced from the project is 44,250 thousand megawatts per hour, which will be used to operate the Warsan sewage treatment plant with a capacity of up to 6 megawatts of electrical energy per day, which constitutes 50% of the total operational needs of the station.
The project – which was completed by Dubai Municipality in partnership with the private sector – comes within the framework of supporting the Dubai government’s directions to activate partnerships with this sector and will contribute to providing sustainable solutions by finding an alternative source of energy, reducing carbon emissions by approximately 31,000 tons annually, in addition to reducing operational costs. for the station, equivalent to 320 million dirhams over the next 25 years.
On this occasion, His Excellency Eng. Dawoud Al-Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “The project to convert biogas into energy (Biogas) is one of the sustainable projects implemented by Dubai Municipality in the field of generating renewable energy from sustainable and clean sources in partnership with the private sector. .. The project embodies the municipality’s commitment to sustainable development goals, in line with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability.. and comes within the framework of the “Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050” launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of the UAE Dubai, may God bless him, aims to make Dubai a global center for clean energy and green economy, and one of the cities with the lowest carbon footprint in the world, in addition to producing 100% of its energy needs through clean sources by 2050.
His Excellency added: “The project supports basic axes within the strategic plans of the Emirate of Dubai, such as the green economy and sustainability, and will provide part of the self-sufficiency of the station from the electrical energy needs necessary for its operations, which will contribute to reducing operational costs, which is a reflection of Dubai Municipality’s approach to planning and implementing sustainable strategic projects.” Innovative, and the embodiment of its vision to develop, manage and ensure the sustainability of the city through the implementation of projects and the adoption of solutions that enhance sustainability in the Emirate of Dubai, and support its vision to be the best city to live in the world.
The production of biogas from the treatment processes at the Warsan wastewater treatment plant reaches 57,000 cubic meters per day. The project will benefit from approximately 54,800 cubic meters per day to produce electric energy at a rate of 121 megawatts per hour, which covers 50% of the station’s needs.
The project is fully automated with over 350 tools that monitor the operations 24/7.
The sewage system in the Emirate of Dubai is one of the latest highly sustainable infrastructure assets in the Emirate of Dubai. The length of its network lines is more than 3 million meters, and it includes 13 main pumping stations, 110 substations, in addition to 56 rainwater pumping stations.
The system includes two wastewater treatment plants: the Warsan plant, with a capacity of 325,000 cubic meters per day, and the Jebel Ali plant, with a capacity of 675,000 cubic meters per day, which is one of the largest stations equipped with the latest technology.
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