Bee’ah recently signed a major agreement with Foster + Partners, one of the world’s most innovative architecture and integrated design practices. After emerging as the winner of a competitive tender process, the agreement will see the British firm create a masterplan for the redevelopment of what is currently Sharjah’s principal landfill site at Bee’ah’s own Waste Management Centre.
The Centre is located in the Al Saj’ah district of Sharjah and houses recovery and recycling facilities that are among the largest and most sophisticated in the world. Managed by a team of international, industryleading experts, additional facilities will be added to the Centre in the future to further recycle the received material.
Foster + Partners’ plans are being drawn up in anticipation of Bee’ah’s landfill site becoming redundant, which will happen once the city reaches its ‘zero waste to landfill’ target in 2020. In London to sign the agreement, His Excellency Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah expressed high delight that the company would be working with such a renowned partner.
“It gives us great pleasure to be here today, signing this important agreement with Foster + Partners. In doing so Bee’ah is once again forming a partnership with a global leader in its field and a company that shares our commitment to making the world a cleaner, healthier and more attractive place for future generations to enjoy."
The prospect of Sharjah reaching its historic zero waste to landfill target has been brought much closer through the recent groundbreaking for a state of the art wasteto- energy plant which is now under construction at the Waste Management Centre. That project, being implemented by the Bee’ah and Masdar JV Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC), is just the first of a number of similar facilities planned for construction in the region by Bee’ah.