Bee’ah wins Middle East's largest waste management contract

Bee’ah's solutions in Egypt's New Administrative Capital will help the city reach an 80% waste diversion rate and reduce landfills

Bee’ah wins Middle East's largest waste management contract
Bee’ah wins Middle East's largest waste management contract

UAE-based sustainability and environmental services giant Bee’ah has been appointed as the waste management partner for Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is being developed by the nation’s Administrative Capital for Urban Development and is one of the largest urban development projects in the world.

After a highly contested bid by major players in the waste management industry, Bee’ah has been chosen to provide its solutions to the 71,400ha New Administrative Capital, which will comprise an anticipated population of 6.5 million and 21 residential areas.

Bee’ah also announced that it has devised an integrated approach to environment management, which will help achieve an 80% waste diversion rate in the city by incorporating sustainable practices in waste management technologies to enable a circular economy.

In addition, the waste managemenet initiative will reduce Egypt’s dependency on landfills.

Located 45km east of the capital of Cairo, the New Administrative Capital will house government departments, ministries, and foreign embassies, and is expected to diversify the country’s economic potential.

Commenting on the accomplishment, the chairman of the Board of Directors at Bee’ah, HE Salim bin Mohamed Al Owais, said: “This significant achievement for Bee’ah is a testament of its rapid evolution in the past 12 years and a forward-thinking innovative spirit that drives Bee’ah towards excellence. As sustainability imperatives become top on the agenda for governments, businesses and communities, Bee’ah will continue to drive our vision of to be a pioneer of sustainable quality of life in the Middle East and beyond.”

Driving the UAE’s green agenda, Bee’ah has already achieved a 76% waste diversion rate in Sharjah – which is the highest in the Middle East – and this is projected to reach 100% in 2021, once the Middle East’s first waste-to-energy plant in the emirate is complete.

Bee’ah’s Waste Management division caters to millions of residents through municipal services, and commercial establishments, including the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Bee’ah will also soon begin operations in Dubai Airport, which is touted as the world’s busiest airport.

Bee’ah’s Waste Management Complex processes 3 million tonnes of waste annually, by recycling, recovering, and regenerating materials for reuse.

Within the Waste Management Complex, Bee’ah hosts the Material Recovery Facility, which has an annual capacity over 500,000 tonnes and is one of the top producers of recycled materials from solid waste in the Middle East.

Bee’ah’s also has an industrial waste water treatment plant that can treat 300m3 of contaminated water daily; a cryogenic tyre recycling facility that recycles old tyres into useful rubber products; and a construction and demolition waste recycling facility with a recovery rate of 95%.

The firm also touts a car and metal shredding and recycling facility, which has the world’s most powerful shredding machines capable of processing a vehicle in 60 seconds.

Commenting on the contract win, the group CEO of Bee’ah, HE Khalid Al Huraimel, said: “This new project marks the next phase of Bee’ah’s expansion as a global player across the field, from waste management and renewable energy to sustainable transportation and green buildings. Together with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development, we are certain that we will help make the new capital a smart and green city of the future.”

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