Specialist waste management company Enviroserve UAE will build an electronics and e-waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park, to process 39,000 tons of electronics per year.
The plant, which is being backed by AED120 million from the Swiss Government Export Finance Agency, will be the biggest specialist e-waste facility in the region, and will provide disposal services for a wide range of waste.
The 228,000 sq ft facility will be established at Dubai Industrial Park, part of Dubai Wholesale City. In the first phase of the project is expected to being operations by end of this year.
The plant will process electrical and electronic equipment ranging from consumer and industrial to commercial and military appliances, such as air conditioners, batteries, IT equipment, household appliances, military avionics and mobile phones. In addition, it will recycle specialised waste material, such as aerosol cans and lightbulbs, to become the only dedicated refrigerant reclaim facility in the UAE.
The plant will adhere to UAE and international standards and regulations for electronic waste disposal, including the Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive 2002/95/EC).
Abdulla Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Wholesale City said: "At Dubai Industrial Park, we strongly support environment-friendly solutions as part of our strategic commitment to promoting sustainable manufacturing and socially responsible practices. With a growing number of business partners setting up operations in our integrated mega hub, this innovative recycling facility will add significant value to advancing sustainable and organic development in our community.
"Our partnership with Enviroserve UAE demonstrates how our world-class infrastructure and allied services help our clients seamlessly adapt to new market conditions and opportunities. We are confident the project will spearhead the development of a sustainable electronic waste management market in the region."
Stuart Fleming, CEO of Enviroserve UAE added: "We are delighted to join hands with Dubai Industrial Park to advance waste management solutions within this mega hub. Our new integrated recycling plant will be a true game-changer in electronic and specialized waste recycling for Dubai and the wider Middle East region. Utilizing best-in-class technology, the iconic facility will elevate the sustainability movement in the region."