Medical Incinerator in Kuwait

Taking care of Medical Waste in Kuwait

High-Capacity Medical Waste Disposal in the Middle East

Taking care of Medical Waste in Kuwait

After more than two years in the making, and taking place during one of the most challenging manufacturing times in memory, due to the impact of the Coronavirus. We were immensely proud to formally hand over the controls to our latest and largest medical waste installation in Kuwait with a processing capacity of 24 tonnes per day.

Completed on behalf of MRC, Kuwait’s largest recycler and leading eco-industrial company which specialises in providing sustainable solutions to waste management. Operating recycling services where possible and ensuring safe disposal for hazardous and non-recyclable waste through incineration when not. This project was jointly funded with the Ministry of Health in Kuwait and was for an incineration facility capable of disposing of huge quantities of clinical, medical and liquid waste every day.

Destined to be a part of a network of disposal centres operated by the MRC, the Addfield C1000 when in operation will be working 24 hours a day for more than 330 days a year (estimated to reach 8000 hours per year), to dispose of much of the waste generated by hospitals and health centres across Kuwait.

Built to meet the customer requirements

After carefully reviewing the requirements and composition our team of design engineers began developing a state-of-the-art facility. Specifically engineered, this Addfield-built plant took over 2000 hours to design specifically for the client. Fully understanding the facilities’ workflows, waste types, and challenging geographical weather conditions.

For this project, it was agreed that the most suitable machine was a stepped hearth C1000. Standing at over eight metres in height, this automatic waste management system incorporated an integrated weighbridge, bin lifter and sequential waste charging system. Capable of lifting 1000+ litre bins, and decanting waste directly into the charger before being delivered into the stepped hearth primary chamber.

By the time the bin tipper reloads the charger, the previous load of waste will be automatically transferred to the lower hearth staging. This movement creates a hostile environment and provides the conditions to thoroughly oxidise the hazardous waste.  As it traverses the combustion chamber, the waste reduced in size, eventually to a fine, inert ash. Resulting in the overall volume of the waste being approximately less than 5% of the original volume of clean and safe to dispose of ash. After the final step, the ash is then removed continuously and automatically through a conveyor system.

Render of a high capacity incinerator

During the later stage of construction, we had the honour of welcoming a full delegation from Kuwait of senior business people and ministers. Traveling nearly 3000 miles to complete their due diligence and meet the team behind this project as well as to discuss future opportunities.

Seeing their machine being put together in the factory and witnessing the skill and craftsmanship that goes into every element is important for our customers to reinforce their decision. It’s one of the most commented on elements when we have visitors to the factory that they are able to see where their new machine is being built and also meet the people that will be building it.

This has been another fantastic project for us to work on and recognition not just of the quality of work that we deliver at Addfield. It is also the confidence that made in Great Britain still carriers around the world. Another clear investment in the quality and reliability of British Manufacturing, as celebrated by the Department for International Trade ‘Exporting is Great’ initiative.