Khaled Al Huraimel
Bee’ah has continued to improve on its credentials as Sharjah’s foremost environment management agency. The company has also continued to grow in other parts of the UAE most notably in Abu Dhabi where it manages the emirate’s waste collection and segregation operations on behalf of Tadweer.
Bee’ah has set its sights on leading the way in fostering a circular economy, and efforts to steam ahead with the waste-to-energy (WtE) plant are a good example of that. Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and Bee’ah — the two companies involved in the development of the WtE plant — recently completed the financing of a $220m for its development in Sharjah.
Located at Bee’ah’s Waste Management Center in Sharjah, the new plant will process more than 37.5 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per hour to generate electricity sustainably.
At the time of announcement, HE Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah said: “This project is also a testament to the growth of innovation and creativity in the commercialisation of the energy market in the UAE; which in turn, offers renewed optimism regarding the UAE’s ambition of deriving 27% of energy needs from clean sources by 2021. This transformation of energy systems will also lead to a higher quality of life in our region — a vision that Bee’ah is highly invested in pursuing.”
Progress has also been made on Bee’ah’s new Zaha Hadid designed headquarters as the firm expects to move in to its new premises in 2019, as per an interview with sister publication Construction Week (CW).
At the new HQ, all of the water used on site will be recycled, all of the fittings and fixtures will be water-efficient, and all the lighting LED. “We have efficient air-conditioning and trench cooling that helps to limit the effects of façade and glass heating,” Nada Taryam, director of civil and architectural projects at Bee’ah told CW.