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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

Jebel Ali sewage plant expansion announced

Posted on 07/04/2016

The second phase of the Jebel Ali sewage plant has been approved and will cost Dh1.3 billion. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, approved the project to keep up with Dubai's expected expansion. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said Phase 1 has the latest technology for water treatment, and the new expansion will bring the plant's capacity to 675,000 cubic metres instead of the ...  >>MORE

Ajman’s wastewater treatment plant set for major expansion

Posted on 14/05/2015

The Ajman Wastewater Treatment Plant is set for a major expansion after Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL), a successful public-private partnership between the Government of Ajman and two leading international experts, BESIX and Veolia, signed a deal aimed at expanding the treatment plant capacity by fifty per cent after completion. The construction contract has been awarded to Six Construct and the upgrade works are expected to be completed before the end of 2016. Work at the ...  >>MORE

Masdar Institute ensuring safety of crops grown with treated waste water in UAE

Posted on 01/04/2015

Desalination was the first major technological innovation that allowed the UAE to overcome its freshwater resource scarcity to achieve greater quality of life. The next innovative breakthrough that will dynamically improve the UAE's water security will be in the form of wastewater treatment, says a team from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. While desalination has and will continue to provide the majority of the UAE's freshwater for domestic use, it is a costly and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi’s green tunnel construction on schedule

Posted on 14/10/2014

Considered one of the largest and longest gravity-driven sewerage networks in the world, a 41-kilometre-long ‘green' tunnel in Abu Dhabi is on schedule, a senior official has said. The 41-kilometre-long main tunnel and 42-kilometre-long link service tunnels will be completed by the first quarter of 2015, Alan Thomson, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), an Abu Dhabi Government entity responsible for waste water management in the emirate, told Gulf News. The ...  >>MORE

Masdar Institute’s iEnergy to launch global partnership in waste management in Copenhagen

Posted on 13/10/2014

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology yesterday announced that its Institute Centre for Energy (iEnergy) will join several stakeholders to launch a new global partnership in waste management during the fourth Global Green Growth Forum (3GF2014). The forum will take place on 20th and 21st October in Copenhagen, Denmark, where a select high-level group of 250 green growth leaders and decision-makers will convene. Themed ‘Changing Production and Consumption Patterns through Transformative ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to recycle 100% of waste water within 3 years

Posted on 13/10/2014

Abu Dhabi emirate recycles 100 per cent of 850,000 cubic metres of waste water generated per day but only 60 per cent of this is reused while the remaining 40 per cent is discarded in the sea due to lack of infrastructure to utilise it. This situation will change as the emirate is planning to install a pipe network to utilise the entire recycled water within three years, a senior official told Gulf News on Sunday. The plan follows the successful model in Al Ain, which has become the first ...  >>MORE

ADSSC purifies sewage into potable water

Posted on 29/09/2014

The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) has 41 treatment plants that purify all of Abu Dhabi's wastewater collected through its network of 7,000km of sewer pipes, that lies 100 metres below ground, thus alleviating the need for sewage to end up in the sea. "Presently, Abu Dhabi produces 850 mega litres (850,000 cubic meters) of sewage per day. It all goes through three stages of treatment, and the result is water as clear as this one in the glass," Alan Thomson, Managing Director of ...  >>MORE

Waste water treatment can save energy

Posted on 25/07/2010

Scientists are examining a new, energy-saving way to treat waste water using bacteria. The project at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology uses microbial fuel cells to manipulate bacteria in the water, effectively cleaning it. Dr Farrukh Ahmad, an assistant professor who is leading the research, said a pilot project could be under way within two years. Although treatment technologies in use also rely on live bacteria to break down waste, microbial fuel cells, when used on a large ...  >>MORE

Advanced water recycling plant inaugurated in RAK

Posted on 27/04/2010

Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, son of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today inaugurated a highly advanced wastewater treatment and recycling plant at the Al Ghail Industrial Park here today. The water recycling plant incorporates state- of- the- art environment friendly recycling technology and has been set up by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah represented by the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA), Al Ghurair and Hitachi ...  >>MORE

Dh1.56 billion sewage water treatment plant at Jebel Ali to be completed by 2010

Posted on 08/07/2008

Dubai Municipality is setting up a huge sewage water treatment plant at Jebel Ali at a cost of Dh1.56 billion, said Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of the Municipality. He said the Drainage and Irrigation Department at the Municipality is undertaking the implementation of the project, which will be completed in 2010. "The project forms part of the civic body's strategic plans to protect environment, public health and safety and increase the percentage of areas linked with ...  >>MORE

Tunnel planned to tackle capital wastewater issue

Posted on 30/06/2008

The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) is stepping up efforts to implement the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme (STEP) during the next six years to establish a tunnel that will cater to the immediate, short and long-term needs of Abu Dhabi's wastewater and drainage issues. The STEP project comprises 40 kilometres of deep sewerage tunnel and two new large pumping stations. Engineer Omur Akay, Senior Vice-President of CH2M Hill Company, told Khaleej Times that they are keen ...  >>MORE

Dh1.5b sewage treatment plant to be built in Jebel Ali

Posted on 02/04/2007

Dubai Municipality will build a new sewage treatment plant in Jebel Ali at a cost of Dh1.5 billion to cope with the increasing quantity of waste water with the increase of population. Some 300,000 cubic metres of waste water will be treated every day at the new facility. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality, said the facility will have a total capacity of treating 1.1 million cubic metres of water daily once fully operational. "This capacity will be built ...  >>MORE

Plant to treat oil waste soon

Posted on 02/03/2007

A new waste treatment plant, specifically meant to treat oil waste from restaurants and hotels, will be built in Al Aweer, Dubai Municipality officials announced on Wednesday. The new facility, with a capacity to treat and process 50 cubic metres of grease and other oily wastes, will be built this year by Al Shamsi – a private group. Grease and oily waste generated mostly from restaurants clog the sewerage network of the municipality-run treatment plant, and kill the bacteria used to ...  >>MORE

A US$150-million waste recycling park to be set up in Dubai

Posted on 01/11/2006

Dubai Industrial City, a subsidiary of Tatweer (a Member of Dubai Holding), has signed an agreement with National Projects Holding Co, to establish Dubai Recycling Park, the first fully integrated waste management and recycling park in the Middle East. Dubai Recycling Park will be developed on a site measuring 1,500,000 square feet with a 49 year lease agreement with Dubai Industrial City and a capital investment of up to US$150 million. Construction is planned to commence in mid-2007 and ...  >>MORE

Largest waste management plant in Mideast commences operations

Posted on 04/03/2006

Tadweer, the region's first fully automated solid waste sorting and recycling unit, was inagurated. The first phase of Tadweer, the region's largest Material Recovery Facility, was officially inaugurated for operation Wednesday by Mr. Hussain Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality. The Dubai Municipality also announced that an agreement has been signed with Tadweer, wherein an amount of 4000 ton/day of Municipal Solid Waste will be treated at the plant. Tadweer, the region's ...  >>MORE

Ajman signs Dh815m sewage finance deal

Posted on 31/01/2006

Ajman yesterday signed a Dh815 million finance agreement on sewerage system. His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, yesterday signed an amended agreement of the sewerage system project finance with France's Violia and Belgium's BESEX companies. According to the agreement, work on the sewage project to be completed within 33 months. The financial support agreement confirmed that the financiers and partners would provide the required amount ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services to take privatisation route

Posted on 28/11/2005

The newly formed Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company with assets valued at Dh9 billion is poised for privatisation, following the same model of the water and power companies, a top official said yesterday. He also said the company would soon embark on a Dh900 million expansion plan of its two major water treatment plants in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. "We are looking for a strategic investor to take share of the existing assets and finance new assets. We will follow the same process as the Abu ...  >>MORE

New sewage treatment plant

Posted on 05/09/2005

The Drainage and Irrigation Department of Dubai Municipality has started a new sewage treatment plant in the Aweer area, it was announced yesterday by Mattar Al Tayer, Deputy Director-General of Dubai Municipality. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Talib Julfar, Director of the department said that the sewage water has started flowing to the new plant, where it will be treated to produce irrigation water in accordance with the approved standards. "The new plant has a capacity for treating 330,000 ...  >>MORE

A peep into underground network

Posted on 02/04/2005

Ever wondered where all the waste water goes? It all goes through a 1,200-kilometre sewerage pipeline network that takes it to a treatment plant. Around 150 minor and seven major pumping stations ensure the smooth flow of the sewage. "The pipes are laid in such a way that the sewage flows with ease. The sew-age pumping stations also help the smooth flow of the waste until it reaches the main sewage treatment plant in Al Awir," said engineer Fareed Mohammad Saadi, Assistant Director of ...  >>MORE

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