Tadweer Launches Marine Waste Vessel in Al Dhafra Region

  • First of its kind facility in Abu Dhabi to transfer 200 tons of waste per week
  • With capacity to deal with 79 tons of waste, vessel to operate six weekly services under supervision of specialized crew

Abu Dhabi-UAE: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has launched a marine waste vessel in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi as part of the Center’s continued efforts to enhance the collection, transportation and treatment of solid waste. The facility will be used to transfer different types of solid waste from Dalma Island in Al Dhafra Region to Ruwais landfill on a regular basis.

The first of its kind facility in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi articulates Tadweer’s continued efforts to protect the environment and ensure the public health and safety in line with the highest international standards.

Compared to traditional methods, the vessel can accommodate large-sized waste containers, doubling the Center’s capacity to transfer huge amounts of waste from different areas of the island.

The 79-ton vessel is approximately 26 meters long, and is operated under the supervision of a permeant crew comprising 6 members including two captains, a mechanic, an electrician and two assistants.

The vessel will operate 6 times per week, carrying a total 200 tons of waste in a highly professional and environmentally friendly manner.

His Excellency Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: “The opening of our first marine waste vessel comes as part of Tadweer’s continued efforts to develop an integrated waste management system to address the challenges posed by the increasing amounts of waste. Such efforts contribute to achieving Abu Dhabi government’s objective of promoting environment sustainability and minimizing the adverse effects of pollution on the environment.”

Al Kaabi added: “We launched this facility in response to the directives of our wise leadership to provide the highest standards of waste management services in Dalma Island to ensure its aesthetic appeal as a destination that boasts many tourist attractions and natural treasures.”

Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient and economical manner. The Center is also tasked with carrying out pest control, educating communities about the significance of protecting the environment, and encouraging them to adopt sound environmental habits to drive sustainable development.

About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer):

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) is a government entity set up in 2008 under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi and promote sustainable waste management practices in the emirate. To achieve the optimal utilization of natural resources and turn waste into a valuable economic resource, the Center has implemented several projects and offer a wide range of services across three vital sectors including operations, strategy, and business development and support services, and their affiliated departments. These departments are tasked with implementing Tadweer’s plans, strategy and objectives.

Tadweer’s key activities include project and facility management, waste collection and transportation management, pest control project management, and licensing, tariff and customer service management. These activities are carried out under the supervision of relevant departments responsible for various waste management services including waste collection, transportation, treatment and recycling. Through these departments, Tadweer manages several dedicated facilities and projects, and provides pest control and other best-in-class services to its customers. Furthermore, Tadweer conducts a series of public awareness programs to encourage different segments of society to adopt an environmentally conscious culture and contribute to creating a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.