Manufacturer Whitham Mills has won a contract to provide a baler and accompanying feed conveyor equipment to the Gulf emirate of Ajman.
The Lancashire engineering firm has been appointed by Ajman Investment and Marketing Services (AIMS Group) to export and install the machinery at Ajman’s MRF, which is capable of processing up to 800 tonnes of municipal solid waste a day.
Ajman claims to have achieved a 70% recycling rate in less than a decade. The emirate is hoping to achieve no waste sent to landfill by 2030.
The contract win is Whitham Mills’ second in the Gulf in less than a year, having previously supplied machinery to neighbouring Ras al-Khaimah.
Whitham managing director Ben Smart said: “Demand for well-designed and manufactured recycling machinery in the UAE is increasing in line with the country’s focus on meeting sustainability targets.
“Equipment in the Middle East needs to be capable of operating in a challenging climate, with temperatures approaching 50°C.
”Customers want to know they are buying quality – not only in the machinery itself, but in the end-to-end service of install, maintenance and consumable supply that we’re rapidly establishing a reputation for at Whitham Mills.”