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Waste & Recycling March 28, 2017 11:30:14 AM

Dulsco breaks ground on state-of-the-art Dubai recycling facility

Carolina Curiel
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The recycling plant is being built at a cost of $6.8 million and is scheduled for completion in late-2018.

Dulsco breaks ground on state-of-the-art Dubai recycling facility

DUBAI (Scrap Monster): Dulsco-the Dubai, UAE based environmental services provider has begun construction of its new recycling facility. The ground breaking ceremony of the new 500,000 square-foot was held recently in Dubai Industrial Park (DIP). The grand ceremony was attended by Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Industrial Park and other senior members from Dulsco.

The recycling plant is being built at a cost of $6.8 million and is scheduled for completion in late-2018. The construction of the plant will be held in two phases. The first phase of the project will cover 200,000 square-foot, which will host a hi-tech fleet maintenance workshop as well as a materials recovery plant. In the second phase, Dulsco plans to commission a fully automated sorting line with a capacity of five tons per hour. The integrated waste management facility will adopt green solutions and will ensure efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, COO of Dubai Industrial Park stated that the construction of the new recycling plant will support Dubai Plan 2021 in a big way. Incidentally, the plan outlines the future of Dubai through holistic and complementary perspectives. The plan envisions sustainable and innovative approach in management of its resources. The state-of-the-art recycling facility, along with similar facilities across the city will contribute immensely to the high-quality of city life proposed by Plan 2021.

Meantime, David Stockton, managing director of Dulsco noted that the plan to set up the facility is very much aligned to Dubai’s aspiration to emerge as a sustainable city. He assured the company’s whole-hearted support and cooperation in all initiatives to be undertaken in future towards achieving the region’s recycling and waste reduction objectives. The enthusiasm shared by the DIP management, the convenient location and facilities have made the company choose Dubai Industrial Park as the location for its recycling facility. Further, Stockton expressed the hope that the plant operations will significantly contribute to the overall success of Dulsco’s sustainability strategy.

It must be noted that large number of facilities are being set up across the UAE in an attempt to meet environmental targets set by the government. Last week, Envirol had revealed plans to expand and upgrade its recycling facilities in Dubai. The expansion works at Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer is expected to deliver MENA’s first grease trap waste treatment plan by this year end. Also, Tadweer had announced its decision to double the waste it recycles from 30% to 60% by 2020 and to 75% by 2021.

A study report released by Frost & Sullivan had projected that total waste generated by the GCC region is likely to increase from 94 million tonnes in 2015 to as high as 120 million tonnes by 2020. The study had also forecasted phenomenal increase in waste generation in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Frost & Sullivan had suggested the region’s administration to come up with proactive steps in replacement of landfilling strategies.

Established in 1996, Dulsco Waste Management Services is the first IMS certified waste management company in the UAE.

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