Solar-powered cleaning boats launched in Sharjah
Sharjah, March 5, 2014
Sharjah-based Bee'ah, a leading waste management company, said it has introduced the Middle East region’s first solar-powered water surface cleaning boats in Sharjah.
These boats are designed to reduce carbon emissions and ensure a cleaner, healthier environment in Sharjah, said the Emirati company in a statement.
Tandeef, the waste collection, street cleaning and city beautification division of Bee’ah, introduced the innovative and cost-effective lagoon cleaning boats to its existing fleet of electric-powered vehicles.
The boats’ Sharjah debut further cements the emirate’s journey towardsa cleaner, more sustainable future.
The new fleet includes pioneering ‘zero emission’ mobile equipment such as waste compacters, urban vacuum cleaners, automated sweepers and street vacuums.
The region’s first solar-powered water cleaning boats can collect up to two hundred kilograms a day of waste from Sharjah’s lagoons and floating debris, said a senior official.
“Tandeef’s fleet of electric-powered vehicles has proven to be highly cost effective and easy-to-maintain,” remarked Khaled Al Huraimel, the CEO of Bee’ah’s Group.
"At Tandeef, we strive to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions stemming from our company’s equipment and vehicles. These new boats further accelerate our journey towards achieving zero-waste to landfill in Sharjah by 2015, he stated.
The boats are currently floating along the Corniche of Sharjah’s Al Khaled Lagoon – and are being closely monitored by Tandeef’s team, he added.-TradeArabia News Service