Grundon Waste Management has partnered with a Lebanese-based construction group to develop waste facilities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
The deal follows a visit to Beirut in October 2015 by deputy chairman Neil Grundon to meet the management of MAN Enterprise and to assess the issues around waste across the MEA.
Grundon will recommend best available technology and brief its partner on the technical aspects of establishing a waste infrastructure.
This includes the design, build, installation and commissioning of MRFs, recycling, composting, refuse-derived fuel and energy-from-waste facilities. It will also provide expertise in areas such as health and safety, environmental mitigation and effective and sustainable working practices.
Neil Grundon said his company was excited by the development, “which enables us to broaden our operations into the international arena at a time when opportunities are sorely lacking in the UK and European markets.
“It is an excellent opportunity for us to share our innovation and knowledge within a new marketplace, and demonstrates that we see our long-term future as being on the international stage, as well as at a domestic level.”
Michel Abi Nader, MAN Enterprise chairman, said the partnership combined British excellence with Lebanese resourcefulness.
“The MEA regions are currently witnessing tremendous growth in their population and economies. This is posing additional challenges to a solid waste sector that is already suffering from a lack of efficient and sustainable solutions.
“We view our alliance with Grundon as a strategic move directed towards reversing this trend, benefiting from Grundon’s extensive experience and MAN’s network and commitment to develop waste infrastructure across the region.”