UK Firm Wins £300m Waste-To-Energy UAE Export Deal

28-05-14(3)picChinook Sciences is celebrating after signing a £300m deal to build one of the world’s largest energy-from-waste facilities in the United Arab Emirates. 

The deal was announced last week by Trade Minister Lord Livingstone and is one of the largest clean tech export deals completed this year.

It is expected to create around 200 jobs in the UK and secure another 650, Livingston said. About half of the new jobs will be in the East Midlands.

Livingston said Chinook Sciences was a “great example” of a UK company expanding beyond domestic markets. “Our medium-sized businesses have the potential to be economic powerhouses for the UK,” he said.

Dr Rifat Chalabi – “The Sharjah Project… means we are now building the world’s largest household waste gasification plant in partnership with one of the most visionary companies in the sector”

As part of a deal with Middle East waste management company Bee’ah, Chinook Energy will deploy its advanced gasification technology in the Emirate of Sharjah.

“Our medium-sized businesses have the potential to be economic powerhouses for the UK,” said Lord Livingstone. “Their success is dependent on expanding beyond domestic markets. Chinook Sciences is a great example of a company doing just that. UKTI is delighted to have helped deliver this deal. UAE’s investment will enable Chinook to create new jobs across the UK.”

Dr Rifat Chalabi, chairman and chief executive for the company, said the deal marked a major milestone for both Chinook Sciences’ Group and the wider waste-to-energy sector.

“The Sharjah Project… means we are now building the world’s largest household waste gasification plant in partnership with one of the most visionary companies in the sector,” he said.

 

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