Qatar Opens Tyre Recycling Plant

Fahad al-Khalifa among others at the Modern Recycling Factory (MRF) at the Mesaieed Industrial City.

A $41m plant has been opened at Qatar’s Mesaieed Industrial City. The 20,000 square metre facility will process tyres and other rubber products.

The development is part of Qatar’s aim to develop sustainability and support green technology under its National Vision 2030 campaign.

One of the key suppliers to this project was Eldan Recycling.

 ‘We are honoured to have been chosen to supply the recycling equipment for this esteemed project,’ comments Eldan’s managing director Toni Reftman. According to Fahad Al Khalifa, ceo of Al Khalij Commercial Bank, the project bolsters the production of environmentally-friendly, value-added products, creating ‘economic opportunities that contribute to diversifying state revenues.”

Qatar imports some 900,000 tyres annually and the market is growing. This puts around 500,000 tyres on the scrap pile every year.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.



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