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Sharjah Ruler directs construction of waste-to-energy plant

posted on 13/11/2014: 2208 views



H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Wednesday gave directives for constructing a plant to recover energy from waste in the emirate fo Sharjah.

H.H. Sheikh Sultan gave the directives as he toured Al-Saj'ah, the location of the Bee'ah Waste Management Centre, one of the largest waste management plants in the world.

He also gave directve to build a headquarters for Bee'ah in the same area.

While there, H.H. Sheikh Sultan toured the different sections of the facility which recycles construction waste, medical waste, vehicles' tires, used vehicles, metal waste and organic fertilisers.

Bee'ah was established in 2007 and is the Middle East's leading and award-winning fully integrated environment and waste management company.

Mohammed Khalid Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah, who welcomed H.H. Sheikh Sultan at the location, affirmed Bee'ah's commitment to transform Sharjah into the first city in the Middle East to achieve Zero-Waste-To-Landfill by 2015 On Saturday, Bee'ah, was named ‘Sustainable Waste Management Company of the Year' at the BGreen Awards 2014 – the second consecutive year it has picked up the prestigious accolade.

Among Bee'ah's projects is a new metal recycling facility, with a throughput capacity of 200 tons per hour in municipal solid waste.

It also launched a ‘Recycling Just Got Easier' Campaign, distributing recycling bins in key locations across Sharjah, established a first-of-its-kind ‘You Call, We Haul' initiative, and launched pioneering new smart-bins in the Emirate, equipped with wireless sensors to maximise their efficacy. Bee'ah's goal is "Zero Waste to Landfill" in Sharjah. - Emirates News Agency, WAM –http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395272345956.html

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