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Dubatt opens UAE’s first integrated battery recycling plant in Dubai Industrial City

Dubatt Battery RecyclingDubai’s fully integrated battery recycling plant, the first of its kind in the UAE, was formally inaugurated at Dubai Industrial City, part of TECOM Group PJSC, in the presence of His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, member of the Cabinet and Minister of Economy. ; His Excellency Dr. Amna Al Dahak, Cabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment; His Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Head of the International Affairs Office of the Presidential Court; and His Excellency Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.

Also present were Eng. Dawood Al-Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; Mohammed Shael AlSaadi, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Consumer Protection and Fair Trade (CCPFT); Mohamed Sharaf, Director of Investment Attraction Operations at Dubai DET; Padmashri Dr. MA Yousuff Ali, Chairman and CEO of Lulu Group International; and Shri PK Kunchalikkutty, Member of the Legislative Assembly and former Minister for Industries, Government of Kerala.

The government dignitaries were welcomed by Abdulla Belhoul, CEO of TECOM Group PJSC; Shamsudheen Binmohideen, Chairman of Dubatt; and Saud Abu Alshawareb, Executive Vice President of Industrial at TECOM Group PJSC, among other senior officials. Dubatt signed a musataha agreement during the groundbreaking ceremony to expand the plant, bringing its total investment in Dubai Industrial City to AED 216 million.

The factory is aligned with the objectives of the UAE Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap, the UAE Circular Economy Policy 2031and Dubai Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2041 stimulate sustainable industrial and economic development. The ingots manufactured at the Dubatt plant will be used to produce new batteries, creating a circular economy that promotes the UAE’s sustainability agenda in line with the goals of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology‘s Operation 300 billion program. Battery products manufactured at the end of the production cycle will be sold in the UAE and exported throughout the GCC, Europe and the Far East, supporting the Make it in the Emirates initiative to strengthen the supply chain for locally manufactured products .

His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, saying:

“The circular economy constitutes one of the basic pillars that support the sustainable growth of our national economy in accordance with the vision and guidelines of our wise leadership. It is a key focus area in the government’s efforts, in partnership with the private sector, to consolidate the country’s position as a global hub for the new economy in line with the objectives of the “We, the UAE 2031” vision.

The opening of the Dubatt factory, with its advanced technology in the field of battery recycling, is an important step forward in supporting the objectives of the circular economy agenda and emphasizes the fundamental role that the manufacturing sector plays in achieving them. It is also aligned with the “industrial waste recovery” policy, which was recently approved by the Council of Ministers with the aim of promoting the reuse of industrial waste. The move confirms the integrated management of recyclable materials policy as one of the efforts driving the UAE’s shift towards a circular economy model.”

Her Excellency Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environmentsaying:

“The inauguration of a new integrated battery recycling plant by Dubatt Battery Recycling is an example of the decisive measures being taken in the UAE to protect its communities from the impact of climate change. The Circular Economy Policy of the UAE UAE 2031, launched in 2021, pledges to divert 75% of waste from landfills and commits to action to control the movement of hazardous waste.

The measures Dubatt Battery Recycling is taking today will make a big difference to the UAE and I hope other companies are inspired by their determination. We need a widespread regenerative approach to resource management, moving away from the ‘take, make, use, dispose’ cycle; “We must work to ensure that consumption and production operate sustainably within environmental limits, and we must work together to achieve our goals.”

His Excellency Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, saying:

“Industry is a key pillar of the UAE’s sustainable economic development plan. The ministry, through the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, is committed to boosting local industrial investments that support the country’s sustainability goals. by promoting the circular economy and industrial decarbonization”.

He added:

“The inauguration of the Dubatt integrated battery recycling factory is a vital step to boost the growth and development of the national industrial sector, as well as to improve the competitiveness of local products. The move is aligned with the Roadmap of Industrial Decarbonization launched by the ministry to reduce carbon emissions in the industry by 93% by 2050.”

With a floor area of ​​65,000 square feet, dubat’The AED 120 million state-of-the-art plant is equipped with advanced battery breaking, separation, smelting and refining technologies to safely extract hazardous waste from used lead-acid batteries, recycling up to 80% of the waste. waste batteries produced in the United Arab Emirates to make lead ingots.

The plant’s opening follows months of testing to complete approval and audit processes with government and environmental stakeholders, and its planned expansion, spanning 50,000 square feet. of floor area, is expected to raise Dubatt’s turnover to AED 200 million. Once completed, the AED 96 million expansion will increase the factory’s lead acid battery recycling capacity to 75,000 metric tonnes (MT) per year, as well as introducing dedicated lines for lead billets, wires and shot, as well as a grinding and granulation plant. line for 3,600 MT of battery plastics, 5,000 MT of lithium batteries and 7,000 MT of electronic waste.

“Many of the world’s sustainability challenges will find solutions in the manufacturing sector.”

saying Saud Abu Alshawareb on behalf of Dubai Industrial City.

“Exporting locally manufactured recycled products will promote an even stronger, locally grown circular economy and enable a technologically advanced manufacturing sector. The launch of Dubatt’s battery recycling plant in Dubai Industrial City is a testament to investor confidence in the UAE and Dubai’s holistic and future-proof roadmaps such as Operation 300 Billion and the Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’, which promote the sustainable expansion of the manufacturing sector in the United Arab Emirates.”

Shamsudheen Binmohideen, Chairman of Dubattaggregate:

“The UAE generates between 72,000 and 96,000 tonnes of used batteries each year, and this encouraged us to develop a local solution to ensure their proper recycling. Dubatt’s project aims to energize Dubai’s Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2041 by leveraging the supporting ecosystem of Dubai Industrial City, including its proximity to Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport and a cargo terminal. Etihad Rail. “We are pleased to formally launch our operations and contribute to the UAE’s sustainability goals.”

Improper disposal of waste batteries can contaminate soil and groundwater, posing a danger to the environment and health. According to Dubatt’s estimates, around 90% of lead battery scrap generated in the UAE is exported for recycling. Dubatt’s factory in Dubai Industrial City will localize waste recycling of used batteries, ensuring safer treatment of waste materials.

Dubai Industrial City is among the largest manufacturing hubs in the region, home to more than 800 customers, including global leaders such as Himalaya, AP Moeller-Maersk and Unilever, and more than 300 operational factories.

Dubai Industrial City is part of TECOM GroupDubai’s portfolio of 10 business districts, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Science Park, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Design District (d3).

News source: Dubai Press Office

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