Dulsco launches region's first re-refinery plant in the UAE
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Dulsco launches region’s first re-refinery plant in the UAE

Dulsco launches region’s first re-refinery plant in the UAE

The 14,000 sqm facility in Jebel Ali is capable of processing around 1,400 tonnes of oily waste


The Environmental Solutions vertical of Dulsco Group has launched a oil re-refinery plant, reportedly the first of its type in the region.

The facility, located at Jebel Ali, spans over 14,000 sqm. It is capable of processing around 1,400 tonnes of oily waste and also sludge generated by the marine, oil, gas, and industrial sectors per month.

With high daily marine traffic into Jebel Ali and the Port of Rashid in Dubai, it therefore requires a facility for safe disposal of marine waste, in line with IMO-Marpol standards.

Dulsco is the only waste management company in Dubai approved to handle all types of marine waste as per Marpol annex 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

“Dulsco’s re-refinery facility adds to Dubai’s goal of providing a fully-integrated resolution to the maritime industry’s various oily wastes to help protect the environment and our vital natural resources. Waste, oil, and oily sludge contains hazardous components. If used as fuel without treatment, toxic components are released into our environment that pollute the air we breathe and water we drink,” said David Stockton, CEO of Dulsco.

“Dulsco looks forward to working closely with DP world and the marine sector in Dubai, in our efforts to provide a state-of-the-art processing facility to handle these wastes in line with Marpol and local environmental requirements.”

Instead of waste oil or oily sludge remaining uncontrolled in the waste supply chain, it will be collected, treated, and reused.

Dulsco’s fully integrated and programmable logic controlled (PLC) plant, with a central control room, processes oily waste received, producing both light and heavy fuels.

Heavy fuel is used for burners and furnaces, while light fuel generated in-house is used for process operations. Recovered water from the plant additionally is treated and converted to irrigation quality water in Dulsco’s water treatment facility and can be re-used in its boiler or provided to end-users for irrigation needs.

The facility thus recovers all potential reusable fractions from waste, according to rigorous health, safety, and environmental standards, creating value from waste and reflecting Dulsco’s ongoing leadership role in innovative sustainability practices.

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