Dulsco to expand into the oil sector
Dulsco's priorities for 2017 include expanding into the oil sector, specifically in the area of sludge and hazardous waste management, and supplying the entire GCC market with MARPOL-accredited services
Dulsco, a UAE-headquartered company offering waste management services, has revealed its expansion plans for this year.
Speaking with Construction Week¸ S Madhumohan, director for waste and environmental solutions at Dulsco, noted that with the region’s industrial sector registering growth, many opportunities in waste management have opened up, particularly in hazardous waste management, and in sludge and oil treatment facilities.
Madhumohan said that Dulsco, as part of its priorities for 2017, will tap into the demand by expanding into the oil sector, specifically in sludge and hazardous waste management.
Other than the industrial sector, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in the region is creating additional demand for waste management services in the market, added Madhumohan.
Elaborating, he said: “The tremendous amount of MSW generated in the region offers plenty of scope for various processes like source segregation, recycling, composting, gasification, and incineration.”
In light of these available opportunities, Madhumohan said that Dulsco, which has offices in the UAE and Qatar, intends to expand into “other GCC markets for the collection, transportation, and the proper handling of waste”.
Another focus for Dulsco this year is the provision of MARPOL-accredited services covering all types of waste under MARPOL Annex I to V to the entire GCC market.
MARPOL, which stands for marine pollution, is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.
Waste classified under Annex I to V include oil; noxious liquid substances; and sewage and garbage from ships, according to the International Maritime Organization.
Dulsco, said Madhumohan, is also looking to come up with schemes that will encourage source segregation and recycling, as well as address specific regional opportunities in waste-to-energy technology.