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Konecranes cranes selected for one of the world’s largest Waste-to-Energy plants

Finland-headed lifting technology provider Konecranes Oyj has revealed that it has been selected to supply cranes to one of the world’s largest Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants, currently being developed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The cranes will be delivered to the site in 2022, with a handover in 2024.

An artist’s rendering of what is said to be the world’s largest energy-from-waste (EfW) plant, the 171 MWe Dubai Resource Recovery Facility which is to be built by a joint-venture (JV) consisting of HZI and BESIX Group (image courtesy HZI).

An international consortium consisting of Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), Dubai Holding, Dubal Holding, ITOCHU Corporation, BESIX Group, and the Tech Group.

The contract, booked through HZI, calls for delivering the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the turnkey plant and a minimum of 30 years’ operation and ownership of the resource recovery facility.

Konecranes is a professional supplier, and we developed excellent cooperation with them even at the early stage of the project. We appreciate their reliability and worldwide experience, which is essential for such a challenging project. I am confident that this great partnership is the basis for a successful project, said Eljasa Sinani, Senior Technical Project Manager, HZI.

Located in Warsan, Dubai, the facility will treat 5 000 tonnes of non-recyclable municipal solid waste (MSW) per day, making a total of up to 1 900 000 tonnes a year that will be converted into renewable energy. The 200 MW of electricity generated will be fed into the local grid as baseload energy.

In addition, there will be metals recovered and construction materials produced from the bottom ash.

Konecranes will provide four 28t x 30m span fully automated Waste-to-Energy process cranes supplied with 18cuM grabs, and one 65t x 19 m span SMARTON crane for boiler house maintenance use. The cranes will include several Konecranes Smart Features that support safety and productivity at the production site, such as Sway Control, Shock Load Prevention, Slack Rope Prevention, Protected Areas, and Target Positioning.

With Konecranes digital services including TRUCONNECT, the crane use and maintenance can be monitored through the yourKONECRANES customer portal. In addition, the equipment will use the DynaReg feature, which recycles power generated by the hoists.

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