METITO, the international water and wastewater treatment experts, have completed the construction and commissioning of a state-of-the-art sewage and wastewater treatment plant for Marmum Dairy Farm LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, at its Al Ain based dairy farm.
The plant has been specially developed by METITO to meet the demands of Marmum that all wastewater from the plant was treated to a standard suitable to be used for horticultural purposes at the farm. The plant was built and commissioned on their behalf by METITO in 14 months.
Special processing systems were installed by METITO to ensure that water was suitable for being used to help the development of a Green Zone around the farm and encourage the cultivation of fodder crops for the cattle on the farm and for the planting of trees and other types of vegetation in and around the farm premises.
METITO (Overseas) Limited Managing Director, Mr Fady Juez, said: “We were delighted to work closely with Marmum Dairy Farm to deliver an environmentally friendly system that would help the farm conserve water and use treated water effectively for environmental purposes.
We installed a system that would handle all the wastewater generated from the cow sheds, milking parlours and milk handling facilities at the farm. The waste water was then taken through a series of processes before finally being disinfected and filtered leaving water suitable for horticultural applications.”
Mr Khalid J. Kalban, CEO of Dubai Investments PJSC, said: “As a responsible corporate body, Marmum Dairy Farm is committed to playing a vital role in the preservation of the environment. Water is the most scarce and valuable natural resource that needs conserving, which is why we took a strategic decision to invest in this wastewater plant.
“Instead of following the traditional practice of most industries, which treat their waste water to the disposal standards applicable for sewer or marine discharge, we decided to use this specialised plant from METITO to ensure our treated effluent will be of a higher standard for use of a range of horticultural activities.”
METITO is the leading international company for the provision of wastewater treatment, desalination plants and water supply projects. In the UAE it operates its European, African and Asian operations from their headquarters in Sharjah, and has a factory and laboratory facility in the Hamriya Free Zone.
It was founded in 1958 by Mr. Farouk Ghandour, its present Chairman, and has project management capabilities to undertake similar and much larger projects worldwide.