We won the Emirates Green Building Council award for introducing ‘Bionest’ technology, which allows waste water to be re-used, into the Middle East market.
Bionest treats brown water with micro-organisms that break down contaminants in a controlled environment so the water is suitable for reuse. Treated water is then used for dust suppression, car washing, window washing, irrigation systems and planting on accommodation facilities.
We started using Bionest wastewater treatment systems on our sites in the Middle East in 2012. We have since installed 68 systems across the region, capable of treating over 3,000 m3 volume of water. This leads to significant savings for our own and our clients’ operations by reducing the cost of purchasing water and transporting it by road. We estimate that some 60,000 truck journeys are removed from the road annually due to the use of Bionesttechnology in the region. We installed a further 20 Bionest plants atsites across the Middle East during 2015.