Thiess Services Middle East has been awarded the GCC Sanitation & Waste Management Contractor/Service of the Year Award at the Facilities Management Middle East Awards 2010.
Thiess Services Middle East (TSME) is a joint venture between Al Habtoor Leighton Group and Australia’s Thiess Services. It provides waste management, utilities management, contaminated site remediation and facilities management services in the United Arab Emirates and broader MENA region.
The award was presented at the annual Facilities Management Middle East Awards 2010 gala dinner on 19th May, and recognised TSME’s work in waste collection and recycling in Abu Dhabi.
TSME General Manager Tim Harwood said in addition to the award TSME was also nominated in five categories.
“Our presence at this award ceremony reflects the expansive nature of our operations in the MENA region,” he said.
“As a growing presence in this region, our company is bringing in new methods and technology that has been perfected by our parent companies, and we aim to be seen as leaders in this industry.”
The award follows the recent opening of TSME’s new specialised processing plant to manage construction and demolition debris. The plant has been designed and built by TSME to meet the requirements of its 15-year waste management concession contract with the Center of Waste Management Abu Dhabi.
The plant allows construction waste to be processed and recycled for other uses such as roadbase, general fill and aggregates for construction and infrastructure projects. Capable of processing more than 7,000 tonnes of material per day, it is the largest and most sophisticated plant of its type in the Middle East.
Mr Harwood said TSME was proud to receive the award for its work in Abu Dhabi.
“This is great recognition for the hard work of the TSME team and indicates there is a growing need and demand for a sustainable approach to waste management and recycling in this region.”