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RDF plant: 60-ton Tyrannosauruses rise from the sand dunes in the Northern Emirates

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Less than 4 months after obtaining the building permit for the first large-scale Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) plant in the Middle East, concrete works are now 80% completed. Civil works are proceeding fast, and the project team is currently on track to complete the works as planned.

On Sunday 26 January 2020, a remarkable milestone was met. Straight upon arrival from the Jebel Ali port on a special transport, a 280-ton crawler crane successfully installed the two 60 ton Tyrannosaurus shredders by BMH Technology (Finland) on their support legs, within the specially designed concrete bunker.

“The timely completion of the civil works prior to this operation is the result of relentless work of the engineers and site teams working on the project, as well as the excellent collaboration between the follow-up teams from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Umm Al Quwain Municipality, Emirates RDF and Six Construct," Nico de Koning – General Manager for Emirates RDF said.
“This milestone marks the beginning of the next chapter of the RDF Project. Within the next few months, our teams will install the two waste treatment lines,” Emmanuel Craenen – Project Manager for Six Construct said.

The various equipment, interconnected with conveyor systems, will be able to transform on a daily basis 1,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste into so-called Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). This RDF will be used as an alternative fuel in cement factories.