Wednesday 8 July 2020

Saudi construction waste recycling plant nearing completion

RIYADH, June 3, 2020

Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is marking a major construction milestone at its first Construction & Demolition Waste (CDW) recycling plant in Saudi Arabia.
The state-of-the-art facility is in the final stages of construction and will be operational by July-end, thus signaling the first step towards meeting the national ambition of diverting 60% of CDW from landfills by 2035 in alignment with the Kingdom's effort to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. 
The facility is the first to be developed under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in July 2019 between SIRC, the National Center for Waste Management, and Amanat Al Riyadh for embracing integrated waste management and recycling activities in the capital.
Located in Al Khair, north district of Riyadh, SIRC's new plant covers over 1.3 million sq m of land allocated by Amanat Al Riyadh. Once commissioned, it will treat up to 600 tons of CDW per hour and achieve recycling rates of over 90%. 
On its part, Amanat Al Riyadh will organize and direct all CDW collectors and contractors to SIRC's Al Khair site. The CDW will be sorted and processed in a sustainable way to produce recycled aggregates for construction projects and various road development applications. 
The new facility will start receiving waste from mid-June and will be fully operational by July-end, recycling 20 million tons of CDW dumped and accumulated every year in vacant plots, as well as 5 million tons of annually recurring CDW disposed of in illegal landfills or old sites. 
Lauding the milestone, Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf, Mayor of Riyadh Region, said: "Amanat Al Riyadh welcomes the strategic partnership with SIRC. Amanat Al Riyadh will continue to provide necessary support and facilitate all the procedures in order for the project to achieve the desired results."
"The upcoming waste recycling facility in Riyadh will offer numerous economic, social, and environmental benefits to society that are above and beyond the direct return on investment," he stated.
CEO Engineer Jeroen Vincent said SIRC was delighted to work alongside Amanat Al Riyadh to build a state-of-the-art CDW facility that sets a benchmark in every aspect of design and construction. 
"We would also like to thank the Mayor of Riyadh, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf, for his steadfast support in facilitating this project and ensuring its success," he  noted.
"The new facility is aligned with SIRC's strategic plan to implement a world-class waste management system and position the Kingdom at the forefront of innovative recycling. It will provide employment opportunities to more than 160 people," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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