training in an incinerator in the maldives

Range of incinerators installed across the Maldives

In 2021 we were approached to deliver a new solution for reliable and environmentally sustainable waste management to one of the world’s most picturesque and therefore ecologically sensitive regions, the Maldives.

A destination for more than one and a half million visitors annually, this archipelagic country is made up of a chain of 26 atolls each varying in size and population. The Maldives currently has existing systems in place to manage the permanent occupancy of almost 550,000 residents. However, as the tourist numbers boom, so does the problem of waste that comes from them.

In partnership with our official agent for the region, Hydroglobal – we completed a thorough analysis of the waste streams produced by the resort islands and proposed a professional thermal treatment solution specifically designed for the island.

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In most instances, our incinerators have been developed to be easy to put together and commission with the aid of our additional resources and online training platform. However, as these installations will be processing a complex mix of waste compared to the standard installation, which generally only processes one type of waste. We ensured to supply one of our most experienced engineers to the sites to run through the complete operation and especially optimise the process to enable a safe, secure and, most importantly, an environmentally sustainable solution for such a potentially mixed load. Ensuring that no matter what is put through it, there are no smoke or odours produced to damage the area and the visitor’s perception of what for many is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

Successful deployment of these waste management systems has ensured the future of the local environment is free of waste. We are currently undergoing final discussions on several more similar installations with Hydro Global and are confident that this will be the first of many installations across the 29 islands in the near future.