Excavation of 7m cubic metres of landfill waste

DUBAI — The execution of the Sharjah landfill site remediation project, considered the largest project of its kind in the world, is on course for completion by August next year, it was announced at a Press conference yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 13 Mar 2006, 10:20 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:29 PM

Undertaken by the EET, the massive project involves excavation of approximately 7 million cubic metres of landfill waste, and is being carried out in co-operation with Sharjah Municipality.

The Press conference was organised to announce the participation of the EET in Wetex 2006 (Water and Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition), a three-day event that will kick off in Dubai today.

Speaking about the project, Reinhard Goeschl, Director General, EET, said, “Our experienced team of professionals and the adoption of latest solutions for sustainable and cost-efficient waste management have ensured the smooth progress of work at the site.”

EET’s Sharjah project is being handled by more than 150 people at the site, in addition to eight highly experienced engineers. Two sorting lines and over 33 pieces of mobile mechanical equipment have also been deployed.

EET is using the ‘Smell Well’ system to aerate and stabilise the landfill waste and the company has deployed the internationally renowned optimised waste sorting and treatment technology.

Abdullah Salman Al Amiri, Director-General, Sharjah Municipality, noted that the emirate has been expanding at a rapid pace in the recent months, with new commercial and residential projects coming up across the city. “This has created a need for fully utilising the available land in Sharjah to accommodate new urban developments, making landfill remediation projects such as the one undertaken by EET absolutely essential,” he explained.

Remediation projects such as the one undertaken in Sharjah are imperative to a booming business and commercial hub like the UAE in particular and the Middle East as a whole, said Tania Afram, EET’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Environment and its protection should go hand-in-hand with this growth, which creates a need for sufficient land for various activities such as construction of shopping malls, hospitals, schools, and roads,” she added.

Meanwhile, a group of students from the Science and Environment Studies Department of the American University of Sharjah (AUS), recently visited the landfill remediation site at Sharjah to closely examine the processes and techniques involved in an operation of this scale.

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