BHS to refit Sharjah MRF

US-based firm Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) is to design and build a major refit to the material recovery facility run by environmental services firm Bee’eh in Sharjah, UAE.

The facility is currently thought to be the largest in the Middle East, with the capacity to process more than 500,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) annually. The retrofit, scheduled to be operational in early 2017, will upgrade capacity and automation to increase recovery and total diversion from landfill.

Sharjah MRF

Images of the MRF development

BHS will install its latest and technologies, including BHS Bag Breakers and Tri-Disc screens, Nihot air separators and NRT In-Flight Sorting brand optical sorters.


BHS Tri-Disc screens will replace existing trommel screens in a bid to improve separation efficiency, decrease energy consumption and increase throughput.

BHS screens will also boost the recovery of organic materials by 50% to 600 tonnes per day the companies claim. The system’s throughput is expected to expand from 68 tonnes per hour to more than 75 tonnes per hour.

Commenting on the contract, Daker El Rabaya, MD of Waste Processing, Treatment and Disposal Bee’ah said; “BHS is selected according to stringent criteria, including technical know-how and manufacturing experience, to ensure their products, methodological knowledge and business strategies match Bee’ah’s high standards. This agreement reaffirms BHS’ exceptional reputation as high quality manufacturers and experienced integrators of whole system solutions.”

He added: “We look forward to working closely with our new partners, to support our regional expansion, and significantly improve our MRF capacity to match our operational growth.”