• 09 Jun 2008
  • UAE

TAQA opens recycling centers across UAE

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has today opened the fourth of its ten proposed recycling centres in the UAE, in partnership with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG).”TAQA’s leadership in the education of environmental issues has resulted in our support of the creation of ten recycling sites at schools, colleges and universities across the Emirates,” Peter Barker-Homek, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA, says. “We are proud to be involved with the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Campaign, highlighting our active relationship with EEG and reflecting our continued dedication to protecting the environment.”EEG will operate and manage the ten proposed recycling centres. To date three have been opened at Al Hosn University in Abu Dhabi, American International School in Abu Dhabi and Global English High School in Al Ain, with the fourth opening at Our Own English High School in Fujairah. A further six centres will open in the coming months across the rest of the UAE.
The facilities will recycle paper, aluminum cans and plastic. The recyclables will be collected and transported by EEG to a factory for recycling. This will be the fourth recycling centre managed by EEG in the Emirates.TAQA is an associate member of Emirates Environmental Group.- ENDS -Contact Information for Media:Allan Virtanen
TAQA Media Relations, Abu DhabiTel +971 2 691 4894; Mob +971 56 685 2717
Allan.Virtanen@taqa.comAbout TAQAEstablished in 2005, TAQA is a diversified international energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA).TAQA’s business is made up of three operating divisions spread across the entire energy value chain: power generation & water desalination; oil and gas exploration & production; and emerging & alternative energy technologies.Power & Water: TAQA is one the largest independent power producers in the world and the majority owner of the facilities that provide 98% of the water and electricity requirements in Abu Dhabi. TAQA’s power plants are located in the UAE, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, and USA.Oil & Gas: with operations in Canada, UK, the Netherlands, USA and Iraq, TAQA’s oil and gas business includes exploration and production, underground gas storage and pipeline transportation.Emerging & alternative energy technologies: TAQA Energy Solutions is dedicated to alternative and technology-driven energy initiatives for long-term efficient energy production and generation. TAQA’s vision is to deliver ‘Energy for Growth’: growth within the business; social and economic progress in the communities where TAQA operates; and increased value for our shareholders.Over the past 40 years the UAE and Abu Dhabi have pursued a vision embodied by progressive development, investment and the highest global standards. TAQA is proud to align its strategy both domestically and globally to Abu Dhabi’s economic vision 2030, working towards sustainable economic development. For more information about TAQA visit: www.taqa.com or Twitter: @TAQAGLOBAL

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