Landfill gas recovery system launched in Dubai

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Dubai Municipality has commissioned the region's largest landfill gas recovery system at its Al Qusais Landfill site.

Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said the new landfill gas recovery project is a significant milestone that complements the sustainable development vision of Dubai.

“Our goal is to establish Dubai as a thought leader in green initiatives, and through our new project, we are not only contributing to mitigating the impact of greenhouse gases on environmental degradation but also promoting social well-being,” he said.

The project has been designed, constructed and implemented by Dubai-based Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC.

The Al Qusais Landfill is one of the largest sites for municipal waste collection in Dubai receiving about 5,000 tons daily.

Anita Nouri, Business Development Director of Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability Solutions, said: “We are truly honoured to have partnered with Dubai Municipality on this ambitious initiative that highlights Dubai's commitment to sustainability initiatives.”

Nabil Habayeb, President and CEO, GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, said Dubai Municipality has set a significant benchmark in the region with the commissioning of the landfill gas recovery system.

Construction work for the landfill gas project started in January 2012, with horizontal and vertical gas wells being drilled some 22 metres deep into the waste to extract the landfill gas.

 

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