AIMS Group Case Study
- 12,000lb Conveyor
- fully automatic GB-1111FS
Sector: Waste Management
What they asked us:
Commissioned in 2017, the MRF (materials recovery facility) in Ajman is one of the most technology-enabled MRFs in the region and is capable of processing up to 800 tonnes of MSW per day.
Ajman is located to the north of Dubai and is one of the seven emirates in the UAE. It has achieved a 70 per cent recycling rate in less than a decade and is leading the race to record zero waste sent to landfill – a goal the rest of the UAE is hoping to achieve by 2030.
Appointed by AIMS Group (Ajman Investment and Marketing Services), Whitham Mills were contracted to supply a 12,000lb conveyor feeding a new fully automatic GB-1111FS which is able to process up to 50 tonnes per hour of municipal solid waste.
One of the challenges faced was the heat, not only for the British installation team due to the equipment being outside, but also for the equipment itself. The hydraulic power pack which enables the baler to deliver over 110 tonnes of ram force can be sensitive to heat so we installed additional oil coolers to prevent damage to the machine.
Dr Shaheed Khader, General Manager of AIMS Group, said: “Ajman is one of the fastest growing emirates in the UAE and is focusing to be the cleanest emirate as per vision of His Highness The Ruler of Ajman.
“With the addition of new recycling initiatives and policies, the emirate is targeting between a 75- 85 per cent recovery, and therefore reduction, of the waste going to landfill.
“In lieu of this, and to increase the life of existing landfill space, AIMS Group has procured waste baling machinery to process the residual waste which remains following recovery of recyclables.
“AIMS Group has identified the fully automatic Baler GB-1111FS from Whitham Mills to be the most suitable baler to meet the requirements. The baler is performing as per specifications and AIMS group is looking to procure a recyclable baler from Whitham Mills in the future.”