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BUTEC Regional MENA Winner in the Power Project of the Year
Power Project of the Year for the MENA REGION - BUTEC

Sharjah Waste to Energy power plant is MENA Winner at one of the region’s biggest infrastructure awards programme

Dubai; 23 November 2022 – After being awarded the UAE National Award, the Sharjah Waste to Energy power plant has been selected as the Regional MENA Winner in the Power Project of the Year category of this year’s 2022 MEED Projects Awards.

BUTEC’s general manager, Mr Tony Hanna, stated “We are very proud to contribute to the success of this landmark project and to the vision of the UAE aimed at reducing carbon emissions and generating clean power. BUTEC has pioneered the execution of challenging and complex projects since its inception more than 50 years ago, and this project is no exception

This project is the first of its kind in the UAE. The waste incineration process converts waste into heat which is then used to produce steam which in turn is used to drive a turbine and generator block.

Effectively, this project transforms waste that had been contributing to global warming and posing long-term environmental hazards, into an energy-producing fuel that frees up land, generates power, and minimizes carbon emissions.

Following an extensive submission and judging process, each of the MENA Winners, which were competing against the “National Project of the year” winners of the same category, were selected on the basis of a number of factors such as technological innovation, engineering excellence, and commitment to sustainable practices.

The national winners went through a round of rigorous judging where an independent panel of more than 40 judges gathered to review them and select the overall MENA winners in each category which were announced at the awards ceremony held on 23rd November at The Ritz Carlton, JBR.

The complete list of the 2022 MEED Projects Awards in association with Mashreq winners are available on the awards website

Sharjah Waste to Energy power plant is the MENA winner against its rivals at the 2022 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.


Since its foundation over 55 years ago, BUTEC has steadfastly built on its position as a leading contractor in the MENA and GCC regions in the fields of construction, engineering, logistics, and related services.  Bringing international standards to local markets is the key factor that has underpinned BUTEC’s status as the local contractor of choice. Solid expertise, an innovative approach, and a focus on client satisfaction also continue to be integral to BUTEC’s long-term success and its ability to distinguish itself in a competitive market.

Today from its branches across the Middle East, North Africa, and the GCC, BUTEC offers its clientele unparalleled services, deftly mobilizing resources on time and within budget for each project while implementing a tailor-made approach that blends technical know-how with creative solutions for optimal results.

BUTEC’s latest acquisition of 17 energy services companies based in 15 countries across Africa, previously owned by the energy global player ENGIE Group, stems from the strategic decision taken by BUTEC Group to expand in Africa the geographic footprint of its second core business line: multi-technical services allowing BUTEC Group to capitalize on 2000 collaborators and highly skilled executives, whose expertise will strengthen the company’s Energy Services activities, through key synergies.

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About MEED

MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine, more than 30 C-level executive conferences and summits hosted by MEED Events, the MEED Quality Awards for Projects and two high-value content businesses, MEED Projects and MEED Insight. MEED Projects is the Middle East’s premium project tracking database and MEED Insight offers tailored research and in-depth analysis.

Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. Attracting a key senior management audience through its content and activities, MEED is a media brand and publication that covers a spectrum of services that inform.

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