UAE’s first used battery recycling centre will open in Ras Al Khaimah with help from an investment of a whopping Dh62.4 million by Royal Gulf Industries.
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has welcomed the recycling company to its industrial ecosystem. The automotive battery recycling centre will be built on approximately 110,000 ft2 of land at Al Ghail Industrial Zone and more than 150 people will be employed in its facility. The centre is likely to be ready by the end of the year.
The aim of the company is to recycle up to 35,000 metric tonnes of used lead acid batteries annually, and this in turn will produce 21,500 tonnes of lead ingots and 2,400 metric tonnes of plastic granules. These materials will then be exported in large qualities to India, Japan, Korea, China and Europe for the manufacturing of new lead acid batteries and cases.
“We are very excited to start our journey in the UAE, where we will be fully recycling battery waste in an environment-friendly way. We aim to collect waste batteries not just from the UAE, but also import from around the world to make Ras Al Khaimah a hub for recycling,” said Hanuman Mal Nakhat, Chairman of Royal Gulf Industries.
“RAKEZ has supported us every step of the way in turning this massive project into a reality. Our customer experience so far has been excellent as we have received support not just for our company registration, but also for developing our business in the UAE,” he added.