Masdar, in partnership with Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, is developing a cutting-edge waste-to-energy plant in the emirate of Sharjah. Diverting more than 300,000 tonnes of solid municipal waste from landfill each year, it will contribute to the UAE’s goal to divert 75 percent of solid waste from landfills.

The facility will process more than 37.5 tonnes per hour of municipal solid waste to generate electric power and will be located adjacent to Bee’ah’s existing Material Recovery Facility in Sharjah, where the emirate’s waste is collected, sorted, recycled and, where necessary, sent to landfills.

The waste-to-energy process converts the waste into produced heat which is then used to drive an electrical turbine. The net electrical power produced will be up to 30 MW which will be supplied directly to the Sharjah electricity grid. The flue gas of the waste processing will be environmentally treated before being released into the atmosphere.

The partnership between Bee’ah and Masdar was officially announced during ADSW 2017 with signature of the Joint Development Agreement.

Bee’ah, headquartered in the Emirate of Sharjah, is an integrated environmental and waste management company, founded in 2007, through an Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Sharjah City Municipality. Bee’ah collects approximately 2.3 million tonnes of waste from nearly one million households in Sharjah each year, diverting around 70 percent of its collected waste from landfill to its recycling waste management facilities.

Project Info

Technologies Used
Waste to Energy
Project Completion Year
Q2 2022
Construction completed


  • Middle East Energy Awards 2019: Clean Energy Initiative of the Year
  • Project Finance International (PFA) Award 2018: Clean Energy Deal of the year.
  • IJ Global Awards 2018: MENA Waste Deal of the Year (Sharjah Waste-to-Energy Company)
  • Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2018: Structured Deal of The Year for Sharjah WtE.