Shaun Johnson_Wilfried Drean

Beeah, Masdar and Veolia to operate Sharjah Waste to Energy Plant 

Beeah Group, the Middle East’s sustainability and digitalisation expert, Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company, and Veolia Near & Middle East, the providers of optimised resource management, have formed a joint venture to operate and maintain the Sharjah Waste to Energy Plant – the region’s first of its kind at commercial-scale. 

The facility, owned by Beeah Group and Masdar through their joint venture, Emirates Waste to Energy, can process 300,000 tonnes of municipal waste every year while producing 30 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy, enough to power up to 28,000 homes and offset up to 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Sharjah currently has a 76% landfill waste diversion rate. With the plant now operational, it will enable 100% landfill waste diversion, making Sharjah the first zero waste to landfill city in the Middle East. As a full-circle, zero-waste solution, the facility is shaping a clean energy future in Sharjah while contributing to the UAE’s sustainability agenda. 

The joint venture between Veolia Near & Middle East, Masdar, and Beeah Group will operate and maintain the facility for a period of 25 years. The joint venture will also draw from its collective experience and insights to help operate and maintain waste to energy projects across the UAE and the region.  

Beeah Group legal team is headed by Shaun Johnson (pictured right), group general counsel. 

Veolia Middle East legal team is headed by Wilfried Drean (pictured left), general counsel.