Imdaad signs waste management deal with EZW
Dubai, May 26, 2014
Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management (FM) solutions in the GCC, has signed a long-term deal for waste management with the Economic Zones World (EZW), a developer and operator of economic zones, technology, logistics and industrial parks under the Dubai Property Group.
Under the deal, a Dh100 million ($27.2 million) technologically advanced material recovery facility will be set up at TechnoPark in Jebel Ali to recover the recyclables from solid waste collected by Imdaad, said a statement.
Constructed over an area of 60,000 sq m, the plant will have the capability to recover maximum recyclables generated from the Jebel Ali area including the World Expo 2020 venue.
It will have an initial operating capacity of 1,000 tonnes/day, with a possibility to double the operation in the future. It will also cater waste collected by other companies.
Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb, CEO Economic Zones World, said: "The establishment of this facility will augment Economic Zones World's own efforts in moving towards greater sustainability under the Green Economy initiative announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. By providing Jebel Ali-based companies access to waste recycling at their doorstep, we are ensuring a cleaner and greener economy for our future generations."
Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO of Imdaad, said: “The long-term agreement with EZW is a major win for Imdaad which once again reinforces our position as a leading FM company in the UAE. We are confident that this will be a major stepping stone for us as a strategic partner for the future venue of the World Expo 2020 in terms of integrated facilities management. By setting up a modern waste recycling facility within TechnoPark, we will be able to achieve maximum waste diversion, which will in turn reduce the waste being sent to Dubai Municipality Landfill.”
The recycling facility is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, preserve fuel, recycle material, spread awareness and act as a platform to raise awareness among UAE’s people, besides saving the landfill area and the cost of transportation, said the statement.
It will be open for school and university students so that they can get greater insight about waste management technology in the region. In addition, the plant will have a next generation research and development (R&D) department, which will conduct research to find out the latest technologies for effective management and treatment of waste. - TradeArabia News Service