Imdaad to set up Dhs.100 Million material recovery facility in TechnoPark

Posted on 27th May 2014

Integrated facilities management firm Imdaad signed an agreement to set up a Dhs.100 million material recovery facility at TechnoPark in Jebel Ali to recover the recyclables from solid waste collected by Imdaad, said a press statement. The plant will be built over an area of 60,000 square meters and will have the capability to recover maximum recyclables generated from the Jebel Ali area including the World Expo 2020 venue.

Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO of Imdaad, and Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb, CEO of Jafza and Economic Zones World (EZW), signed the agreement for the plant.

The plant will have an initial operating capacity of 1,000 tonnes a day, with a possibility to double the operation in the future. It will cater not only to waste collected by Imdaad but will also be open to other waste collection companies.  Imdaad collected 300,000 tonnes of waste in 2013 alone, which has lead Imdaad to build a recycling plant of this scale.

With the building of this material recovery plant, TechnoPark will become the first economic zone not only in the UAE but also in the region to have such a facility which will help recover the recyclables from the waste generated by all Jebel Ali-based companies including Jafza, where it will cater to the waste management needs of the multinational companies established within the Free Zone who are eager to cut down their carbon footprints with effective management of waste.

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 said: “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.”

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