Greater Male Waste to Energy Project

Project Owner
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives
Host Country
Selected Year
Waste Handling and Disposal

Outline of GHG Mitigation Activity

The project will establish an integrated regional solid waste management system in Greater Male consisting of collection, transfer, treatment using advanced waste-to-energy (WtE) technology, disposal, recycling, and dumpsite closure and remediation. The WtE facility can process 500 tons/day of municipal solid waste, with up to 12 MW power generation.

The plant will be designed to maximize the energy efficiency and availability of the system to reduce GHG emissions, such as introducing energy efficient electrical drives, cladded boiler membrane walls, and a system to limit superheater temperatures to avoid frequent stoppage of the plant, while meeting high environmental standards.

Future waste management facility in Thilafushi after the project completion (Photography by ADB)

Expected GHG Emission Reductions

40,417 tCO2-eq./year

(average of 20 years)

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