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EWEC and Tadweer Group Forge Green Partnership in Abu Dhabi 

Under the legal guidance of Laura Thomson General Counsel at EWEC and Seif Hijazi Group General Counsel at Tadweer, EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company) and Tadweer Group have partnered with a Japan-based consortium to develop one of the world’s most advanced Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility in Abu Dhabi. 

The consortium, comprising Marubeni Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN), signed a concession agreement with EWEC and Tadweer Group at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre. The agreement paves the way for the development of a groundbreaking WtE Independent Power Project (IPP). 

Expected to process 900,000 tonnes of waste annually, the facility aims to reduce carbon emissions by 1.1 million tonnes per year. It will serve as a benchmark for WtE projects worldwide, contributing to Tadweer Group’s goal of diverting 80% of Abu Dhabi’s waste from landfills by 2030. 

The partnership between EWEC, Tadweer Group, and the Japan-based consortium aligns with the UAE Circular Economy Policy, underscoring the country’s commitment to sustainable governance and efficient infrastructure solutions.