Dubai commissions new waste treatment plant with Veolia
Constructed by Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of hazardous liquid waste
Veolia Water Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility which is set to treat 600 cubic meters of hazardous liquid waste per day.
In support of the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Master Plan 2030 Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department selected Veolia Water Technologies in June 2016 to complete the supply, installation, and commissioning of the treatment facility.
“Dubai is a rapidly booming market and the fast pace of urbanisation exponentially increases pollutants in the environment. It is critical for governments and organisations to have a sustainable and mature waste management system. We are proud of our partnership with Dubai Municipality as it leads the way with hazardous waste management treatment facility,” said Thierry Froment, chief operating officer of Veolia Water Technologies, Middle East.
The new plant can treat wastewater that is polluted by industrial wastewater, oils, heavy metals, and acidic and alkaline waste.
It can treat a volume equivalent to 8,000 full household bathtubs – which will be transported to the plant by dozens of tanker trucks.
The center also provides tertiary treatment using Reverse Osmosis (RO) system, enabling Dubai Municipality to reuse almost 75% of the treated wastewater for irrigation, the reject water from RO is sent to evaporation ponds to evaporate the waste water which makes the plant Zero Liquid Discharge.
Eng. Abdul Majeed Saifaie, director of waste management department at Dubai Municipality said: “Dubai Municipality continues to stay true to its commitment in building a sustainable future for the emirate and its residents while striving to use resources in the most efficient way.
“Veolia has supported us in achieving an enhanced waste management system at a time where there is a growing concern about the treatment of hazardous waste,” he said.