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UAE to set up region’s largest e-waste plant in Dubai

Enviroserve UAE has signed an agreement with Dubai Wholesale City for the construction of a 228,000 sq ft electronics and specialised waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park.

The Dubai Industrial Park is the dedicated industrial hub within Dubai Wholesale City. The partnership was inked by Abdulla Belhoul, CEO, Dubai Wholesale City, and Stuart Fleming, Group CEO, Enviroserve UAE.

Stuart Fleming, Enviroserve UAE and Abdulla Belhoul, Dubai Wholesale City (Dubai Industrial Park)
Stuart Fleming, Enviroserve UAE and Abdulla Belhoul, Dubai Wholesale City (Dubai Industrial Park)

Backed by the Swiss Government Export Finance Agency, the AED120 million project represents one of the largest foreign direct investments in the field of environmental management in the UAE.

According to reports, the new facility will serve as the region’s largest centre of expertise for electronic waste management in the Middle East.

The first plant-of-its-kind plant in the UAE, the new facility will recycle the entire range of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment ranging from consumer and industrial to commercial and military appliances, such as air conditioners, batteries, IT equipment, household appliances, military avionics and mobile phones. In addition, it will recycle specialised waste material, such as aerosol cans and lightbulbs, to become the only dedicated refrigerant reclaim facility in the UAE.

Expected to commence operations by end-2017, Phase 1 of the plant will comprise state-of-the-art equipment to process 39,000 tons of electronic waste annually.

“At Dubai Industrial Park, we strongly support environment-friendly solutions as part of our strategic commitment to promoting sustainable manufacturing and socially responsible practices,” said Belhoul. “With a growing number of business partners setting up operations in our integrated mega hub, this innovative recycling facility will add significant value to advancing sustainable and organic development in our community.”

The DIP chief also highlighted that their partnership with Enviroserve UAE demonstrates how its infrastructure and allied services help clients seamlessly adapt to new market conditions and opportunities. “We are confident the project will spearhead the development of a sustainable electronic waste management market in the region.”

Enviroserve UAE offers sustainable solutions that strictly adhere to UAE regulations, international standards established by the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as and the Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive 2002/95/EC). Accredited to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards, Enviroserve’s plant processes have earned the stamp of approval from internationally recognised auditing companies.

“We are delighted to join hands with Dubai Industrial Park to advance waste management solutions within this mega hub,” said Fleming. “Our new integrated recycling plant will be a true game-changer in electronic and specialised waste recycling for Dubai and the wider Middle East region. Utiliding best-in-class technology, the iconic facility will elevate the sustainability movement in the region.”

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