The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) announced on Wednesday that it signed five operations contracts worth more than 2 billion UAE dirhams ($545 million) covering solid waste collection and transportation services, public cleaning services in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and waste containers management and maintenance in Abu Dhabi.

The six-year contracts were awarded to Alphamed Abu Dhabi and Terberg RosRoca Vehicle Manufacturing; Beeah Sharjah Environment Company; Averda Waste Management, and a joint venture of Lavajet Al Ain/Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport (NBHH), Tadweer said in a press statement.

The contracts include provisions for electrical equipment for waste collection and transportation, cleaning services for main roads and automatic sweeping, and training programmes for employees to ensure that their work complies with international standards, the statement said.

The company also signed a MoU with Beeah Sharjah Environment Company to explore new cooperation opportunities for waste management overseas.

The statement disclosed that Tadweer is exploring cooperation opportunities in transforming solid municipal waste selectively into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the potential of converting waste into fuel and sustainable chemical materials.

 Ali Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of Tadweer, said: Through these partnerships, we aim to join our efforts and utilise the best practices to overcome waste management challenges, by raising the public’s awareness, and addressing challenges related to waste collection, transportation, and treatment.”

(Writing by Anoop Menon; Editing by Bhaskar Raj)