Imdaad’s Farz wins sustainability prize
Farz will help recycle a significant amount of refuse being generated daily
Imdaad’s subsidiary Farz won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award at the FMME Awards 2020.
Imdaad launched a materials recovery facility (MRF), Farz, which will help recycle a significant amount of refuse being generated daily, delivering economic, health, and environmental benefits to the country’s residents and visitors as well the governments.
With a daily capacity of 1,200 tonnes and the most efficient recovery rate in the country at 25-30%, Farz is the most advanced MRF of its kind. In an earlier interview, Jamal Abdulla Lootah, group CEO, Imdaad, said: “This facility segregates and reclaims a variety of valuable materials, and the recovered materials are stored at the facility. We intend to close the recycling loop within Dubai, and are currently in discussion with recycling companies that need a regular supply of raw materials. Similarly, we have plans to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to maximise diversion and meet future demand as cement factories in the UAE have been urged by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to use alternate fuels such as RDF.”
Engie Cofely won the highly commended in this category. The firm’s “Project Akhdar” launch has resulted in various green initiatives over the last 12 months in line with the firm’s ambition of leading the zero-carbon transition.
Vincent Montanet, chief business development officer, Engie Solutions (Engie Cofely), said: “ENGIE Cofely is one of the major contributors in achieving the region’s set target for reducing energy consumption by 30% by 2030. Using tailor-made, technology-enabled and data-driven solutions, we deliver sustainable energy solutions that yield real results and public value through reduced carbon emissions and energy consumption. In line with this ambition, we have launched various green initiatives such setting up a fully equipped central recycling facility, hosting beach cleanups, employing a no single-use plastic philosophy, among others.”