Masdar and Tribe establish a joint venture

Masdar, the renewable energy company, and Tribe Infrastructure Group, an infrastructure advisory, and development firm will strengthen their collaboration in the deployment of utility-scale energy-from-waste (EfW) projects by establishing a joint venture in Australia. 
The announcement was made by the Honorable Christopher Pyne, Former Australian Defence Minister, and His Excellency Abdullah Al Subousi, UAE Ambassador to Australia, alongside Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Peter McCreanor, Tribe CEO, during the inauguration of the Australia-United Arab Emirates Business Council, which took place in Sydney, Australia.
The JV company aims to develop EfW projects across Australia, as well as to support the delivery and management of these projects.
Each year approximately 27 million tonnes of waste is landfilled in Australia, the equivalent of filling 75 Olympic swimming pools, yet there is currently no utility-scale energy from waste plants operating in the country. Australia represents an attractive market for investment in the EfW as part of a wider push to help decarbonize the Australian economy.
In January 2020, Masdar and Tribe announced that they had acquired a 40% stake in the East Rockingham Waste to Energy project in Perth, Western Australia.
Construction on the AUD 511 million greenfield facility, which is located in the Rockingham Industry Zone, 40 km south of Perth, is ongoing and the plant is expected to be operational in late 2022.
When completed, East Rockingham WTE will process 300,000 tonnes per year of non-recyclable residual municipal, commercial, and industrial waste and up to 30,000 tonnes of biosolids per year.
The facility will also recover approximately 70,000 TPA of bottom ash, which will be processed for use in the road base and other construction materials. The facility will generate 29 megawatts (MW) of baseload renewable energy, enough to power more than 36,000 homes and displace more than 300,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
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