Recycling firm Kiverco has announced that it has been chosen to design, build and install a waste recycling plant that will help recycle all construction waste from The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.
Kiverco stated that it was chosen by Averda, the leading waste management business for this project based largely on its reputation for quality, robustness and overall performance in processing C&D waste.
Chad Woodward, director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Saudi Arabia, said: “The Red Sea Project is a very prestigious development in the Kingdom and I am very pleased to learn of Kiverco’s involvement in the project. The fact that Kiverco was chosen by Averda to deliver a solution to process the waste generated by this project highlights the excellent reputation British manufacturing has in the region.”
Additionally, the company was also awarded a contract for a waste recycling plant to process and recover waste materials from the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai. Kiverco has started to expand in this region, and Woodward stated that he is confident that they will continue to win new business as a result of this flagship project.
The recycling solutions designed and delivered by Kiverco will recover concrete, fines (sand/soil), wood, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, cables, plastic bottles (HDPE & PET), plastic film, and cardboard. The plant is designed to process in excess of 150,000 tonnes per annum of construction waste at Averda’s newly developed waste processing facility site at the project site on the Red Sea coast. The recovered materials will be recycled into new products as well as providing RDF fuel to generate electricity at a nearby Waste to Energy plant.
Mazen Rifai, technical director at Averda, highlighted the importance of choosing the right partner to process waste generated from the construction effort:
“This is a hugely important project for Averda and for Saudi Arabia. It was critical for us to choose the right partner to provide a waste recycling plant as we must meet stringent targets on throughput and recovery rates.”
“Kiverco are very well known for their design and build quality and have a long history dealing with this type of waste. I am very confident we have chosen a partner who will work closely with us to deliver this project and facility for Averda and The Red Sea Development Company,” he added.
The Red Sea Project has committed to go beyond traditional commitments to sustainability and instead are following a regenerative approach to tourism for the development, including during its construction phase. Upon completion, the project pledges include ‘no waste to landfill’, ‘no use of single-use plastics’ and ‘100% carbon neutrality’.
Kiverco also stated that 85% of the Averda plant was manufactured at its HQ and factory in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Gabriel O’Keefe, regional export manager at Kiverco said: “We are delighted to be selected by Averda to design, manufacture and install this recycling solution and honoured to be associated with The Red Sea Development Project. This will be a world class tourist destination and we look forward to working with Averda for many years to come. The ambition and vision for this project is testament to the foresight of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.”
“While the plant will initially be recycling the construction waste from The Red Sea Project, its significance for the region stretches far beyond. This plant will be used for years to come to process other waste streams in the area and continue to have a positive impact on our overall waste recycling strategy,” Rifai concluded.