A GLOBAL waste management specialist has completed its first ever air-freighted incinerator system in record time - to help United Arab Emirates hospitals manage coronavirus-infected waste.
Inciner8, based at the Canning Road Industrial Estate in Southport has manufactured a series of incinerators, developed video-based installation tutorials, installed a range of remote monitoring systems, and created a bespoke logistics and air-freight solution with the Etihad Aviation Group.
An emergency order was placed for four high capacity burners when medical and hazardous waste levels soared, as coronavirus cases spiked in the UAE. As a result, this required the systems to be delivered in under a fortnight and be capable of burning up to 1,000 kilos of waste an hour, for 10 hours every day.
In response, Inciner8 manufactured and built two 200-kilo and two 300-kilo burners at its HQ in Southport in under a week. After being air freighted by Etihad, teams were able to install the incinerators at several hospitals throughout Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in a matter of days. The whole process took 11 days and ensures that all waste related to the disease is treated with flexibility at various locations.
Ghazi Sadledein, international sales manager for Inciner8, said: “This is a-typical to the usual process of installing one of our incinerators overseas. Usually, without global travel restrictions, we would ship-freight the individual components of an incinerator and send out an engineer who would work with the team on the ground to build and install the system.
“During the process, the engineer would train the team in how to safely load waste, what should and shouldn’t go into a burner, how to maintain a safe capacity and much more. But due to the urgent nature of this request, and with the extra challenge of international lockdown due to COVID-19, we have had to take different steps, instead opting for air-freight and undertaking our tutorials via video conference and pre-recorded means.”
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