Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) announced the launch of a marine waste vessel in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi as part of the Centre’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 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 Tadweer’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, as per the statement.
“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 minimising the adverse effects of pollution on the environment,” said HE Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer.
“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,” he added.