Gulf Environment FZE is the approved disposal and treatment facility for hydrocarbon waste in Fujairah.
Since we began operations in 2000, Gulf Environment provides a 24/7 collection service and has production capacity for 70,000m3 of slop oils and 36,000 tons of tank bottom sludge per annum.
We have 2 dedicated pipelines from the terminal to main berth 1 inside the seaport to allow ships to discharge slop oils and off spec fuels directly into our 5,000m3 storage facility.
We have a separate arm for cleaning of all onshore tanks and offshore vessels, and we can also provide inspection and maintenance services through our JV partner for onshore storage tank farms.
What We DO
Gulf Environment FZE is a slop oil/sludge/waste oil recycling facility located in the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The plant handles all hydrocarbon waste that is generated from the refineries, onshore tank storage facilities and the shipping industry in Fujairah. We operate the collection of all wastes by using various different types of trucks dependent on customer needs. Discharge by pipeline to terminal is also available for larger quantities.
Slop oil/oily water/waste oil: Typically the slop will contain 5-98% water content and is a pump able product. The technology we use is able to remove the water to 0.5% content, re-correct flashpoints and the oil becomes a furnace fuel that is suitable for power plants, cement plants and industrial factories using heavy fuel oil in boilers. A thermal closed evaporation system is used for this operation.
Sludge is generated when fuel or crude oil tanks are cleaned. This operation is primarily done with manpower and the cleaning is generally carried out for maintenance or inspection purposes of a tank. The difference between slops and sludge is only in the amount of solids to oil. Sludge has less oil to solids and is not pump able. The solids are predominantly sand and rust. Sludge can be processed to minimize the waste volume and recover some of the oil present.
At Gulf Environment we have a gradual vibration separation system that removes all contaminates, i.e. there could be plastic bags, metal, steel, rags etc. The oil and water are removed and recycled and what is left is semi liquid hydrocarbon sediment high in calorific value. In the UAE this product is sent to Lafarge Emirates Cement Company and fed into their pre-calcinator, which eliminates the waste to ash. The ash is then feed into the main kiln along with other raw materials to make clinker. This is a unique system in the Middle East for dealing with hydrocarbon waste.
Oily water treatment, we have an effluent water treatment plant which by using a diffused air system and clarifier, brings the oil in the water to a level less than 1ppm which is suitable for either the Municipality sewage system or dust suppression in quarrying and construction works.