As part of their objective to reuse 100% of by-products coming from the Al Saja’a Bio Refinery, Qatra Water Solutions, a joint venture between the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Besix Group, announced the signing of a reuse agreement with Sharjah Cement Factory to provide dry sludge and treated water. Dry sludge is a green residual semi-solid material and has calorific fuel value that can be used as a substitute to charcoal for fuelling purposes to produce cement at the factory.
Treated water will be utilised for landscaping and greenery of their plant. The reuse agreement is mutually beneficial to both parties involved, as Sharjah Cement Factory is able to access a local and sustainable alternative to charcoal, while Qatra continues to develop new initiative that achieve its zero waste target.
“The new partnership by Qatra, operating under Shurooq’s umbrella, and the Sharjah Cement Factory will play a major role in boosting sustainability in Sharjah’s construction industry,” said HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).