Imdaad signs Burj Dubai recycling pact
Dubai, August 15, 2010
Imdaad, the leading integrated facilities management company in the UAE, has signed a three-year contract with Emaar Properties to undertake waste management and recycling for Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Under this agreement, Imdaad will collect and dispose municipal solid waste and collect all recyclable material generated from all areas within Burj Khalifa on a daily basis, said a company statement.
Imdaad in conjunction with Burj Khalifa’s management will also develop and operate an Environment Management System (EMS), it added.
This comprises appropriate monitoring systems to ensure compliance with sustainability requirements including the introduction and management of recycling systems for the tower, the Imdaad statement said.
Jamal Lootah, chief executive officer, Imdaad, said: 'Delivering waste management solutions to one of the world’s most prestigious buildings is something we look forward to with great enthusiasm.'
'Our agreement with Burj Khalifa is indeed a major milestone in Imdaad’s development and testifies to the world-class services provided by us. We thank their management for the trust placed in us and hope to exceed their expectations,' he noted.
Issam Galadari, CEO of Emaar Properties, UAE Operations, said: 'Burj Khalifa is setting benchmarks in sustainable development through several concerted initiatives. A focus on recycling is one of the key pillars in this sustainability drive.'
'We will continue to focus on initiatives that will enhance energy and water use efficiency, with an emphasis on global best practices in our environmental management system,' he added.
Burj Khalifa, described as ‘A Living Wonder,’ and the centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, is a global icon highlighting the can-do spirit of Dubai.
Towering high at 828 metres, the world's tallest building also has the world’s first Armani Hotel and At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the highest observation deck with an outdoor terrace located on level 124.
Burj Khalifa is in close proximity to The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, as well as several world-class hotels and entertainment options.
Imdaad’s client base includes major corporate and service establishments such as Nakheel, Jafza, DP World – UAE Region, Dubai Customs, Limitless, Barclays Bank, Manazel, and Tamweel.
Among major projects on its portfolio are The Palm Jumeirah, World Trade Centre, The Gardens, Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah Golf Estate, International City, Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone and Wasl, the asset management group of Dubai Real Estate Corporation along with shopping malls like Ibn Batutta, Outlet Mall, Aswaq Extra and Dragon Mall.-TradeArabia News Service