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Dubai Municipality launches region's first landfill gas recovery system at Al Qusais

posted on 15/01/2013: 2668 views

Eng. Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality has affirmed that the Dubai Municipality has underlined its commitment to sustainable development in collaboration with the private sector for the benefit of public in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

This came during the commissioning of the region's largest landfill gas recovery system at its Al Qusais Landfill site, while ensuring that the site remains active.

Lootah said the new landfill gas recovery project is a significant milestone that complements the sustainable development vision of Dubai. A powerful demonstration of public private partnership in driving a CDM project, it underlines our commitment to be an active partner in achieving the Green Economy for Sustainable Development'.

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) initiative is registered with the United Nations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The implementation of the large-scale CDM project marks a new milestone for the region targeting the reduction of methane (CH4) measured in tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the landfill, with an annual reduction of approximately 250,000 tons.

The project has been designed, constructed and implemented by Green Energy Solutions '&' Sustainability LLC, a specialist organisation in the sector based in Dubai.

The Al Qusais Landfill is one of the largest sites for municipal waste collection in Dubai receiving about 5,000 tons daily.

Anita Nouri, Business Development Director of Green Energy Solutions '&' Sustainability Solutions LLC, added that we are truly honoured to have partnered with Dubai Municipality on this ambitious initiative that highlights Dubai's commitment to sustainability initiatives.

Nabil Habayeb, President '&' CEO, GE Middle East, North Africa '&' Turkey said Dubai Municipality has set a significant benchmark in the region with the commissioning of the landfill gas recovery system. As a long-term partner in the energy, power and water sector of the region, GE is committed to introduce advanced solutions that strengthen operational efficiencies and promote sustainability.

Construction work for the landfill gas project started in January 2012, with horizontal and vertical gas wells being drilled some 22 metres deep into the waste to extract the landfill gas. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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