Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environment Co, the Middle East’s award-winning and leading integrated environmental and waste management company, has launched its Tandeef Smart Eco-fleet – a revolutionary expansion for vehicular green technology and state-of-the-art functions.
The Smart Eco-fleet is a selection of technologically advanced environmental vehicles added to the fleet of Tandeef, Bee’ah’s waste collection division, improving the environmental impact of its operations with lower-emissions and better efficiency. The latest announcement is seen as a significant and vital step towards fully transforming the company’s transportation and waste management operations, into the benchmark for the region for sustainable transport.
Bee’ah’s Smart Eco-fleet is highlighted by the addition of new Electric Vehicles: a first in UAE in waste management, which includes public cleansers, sweepers, washers, leaf collectors, litter pickers. They’re easy, convenient, low noise, and completely sustainable.
In addition, Bee’ah has obtained Combi-wash vehicles, featuring completely hygienic technology, as they collect and clean bins at the same time, which in turn saves time, effort, resources, and manpower.
Furthermore, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is used to operate a number of Tandeef’s new CNG vehicles, which also reduces the negative impact of CO2 emission on the environment.
Commenting on the development, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah said: “This new progress in Bee’ah’s journey aims at lifting the environmental impact of our fleet, while at the same time demonstrating the innovative nature of environmental progress in the Middle East. We have raised the bar of excellence in terms of harnessing the best environmental practices, helping to elevate the profile and strategic position of the UAE as a world-leading country in sustainability. Through this Smart Eco-fleet we will usher-in a new era of environmental responsibility, working towards our strategy of affirming Sharjah’s position as the environment capital of the region. Transforming our fleet operations is a great step forward in our mission to recognize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future.”
He added: “Smart vehicles are not a minor aspect of sustainable development, safeguarding our environment is reliant upon practical and coherent principles of ambitious governance. This issue is of monumental consequence both for present and future generations, addressing the benefits of smart technology and utilising them within our strategic development signifies our position as leaders in this region.”
The new Smart eco-fleet will be supported by a range of key features previously unutilised in the environmental sector. These include: “smart routing” – a GPS-mapped system that features the dispatch on demand (DOD) option, which senses the waste inside the bin (Smart Bins) and dispatches to vehicles per sector for collection, the bins are collected when they’re full, or in case of non-full bins, the collection will be performed in maximum 2 days period, to avoid insects and unsanitary bins.
Bee’ah’s recent milestone paves the way towards leading the region in sustainability while ushering in new innovations in sustainable transport and city cleaning for the region.