Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) awarded new operational contracts cumulatively valued at $299m (AED1.099bn) to service providers of solid waste collection and transportation, street sweeping and cleaning services in the third, fourth and fifth sectors of Abu Dhabi Mainland and Al Dhafra Region.
Announced on the sidelines of the sixth EcoWASTE exhibition, the contracts are part of Tadweer’s efforts to improve the cleaning and waste management services in the UAE capital.
West Coast Saubermacher Environmental Services won a contract worth $194m (AED713m) to provide waste collection and transportation services in the third and fifth sectors, while Lavajet Al Ain won an $104m (AED385m) cleaning services contract for the fourth sector.
As per the contracts, the two companies will collect and transport bulky, green and public slaughterhouse waste, clean streets and inner roads in residential areas including manual and mechanical sweeping, and clean pedestrian bridges and tunnels.
They are also mandated to wash waste containers using advanced washing equipment and remove illegally dumped waste in close coordination with Tadweer’s strategic partners and other government entities.
Furthermore, the contracts stipulate the allocation of more than 750 waste containers with a capacity of seven cubic meters each for the collection of municipal solid waste from farms and stockyards as well as the set-up and operation of 140 waste collection points across the assigned areas.
In addition, the companies will provide 590 specialised cleaning vehicles and equipment, including 59 mechanical sweepers, 34 bin washers, and one new bin-washing vehicle for large containers.
A total of1,888workers will carry out cleaning and litter picking.
Meanwhile,44,290waste containers of various types will be distributed across residential and commercial areas to support Tadweer’s strategy of waste segregation at source.
HE Falah Al Ahbabi, chairman of Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and chairman of Tadweer said: “At Tadweer, we are committed to stepping up our efforts to meet the current and future integrated waste management requirements of the emirate through utilising the latest technologies, employing the best resources available and increasing the efficiency of our operations. This will help us achieve the sustainable development objectives of Plan Abu Dhabi while ensuring the cleanliness and sustainability of our environment and safeguarding the aesthetic appeal of the emirate.”