Sharjah’s award-winning integrated environmental and waste management company, Bee’ah, has launched its Tandeef Smart Eco-fleet, setting the benchmark for green vehicle fleets in the Middle East region. Bee’ah has spent the last few years sourcing, developing and integrating state-of-the-art green vehicles, eco-friendly technologies and fleet management systems to create a best-of-breed, eco-friendly street cleaning and waste collection fleet.
The Smart Eco-fleet of Tandeef, Bee’ah’s waste collection division, numbers more than 500 vehicles and now includes new electric waste management vehicles for road cleaning, sweeping, washing, leaf collecting and litter picking. Tandeef also now operates a number of vehicles fueled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), which provide a significant reduction on CO2 emissions compared with petrol and diesel powered transport.
All Smart Eco-fleet vehicles are fully equipped with GPS tracking and are supported by a smart routing systems which receive messages from sensors in Smart Bins and so are able to schedule collection vehicles according to priorities and traffic levels. The systems not only ensure that all bins are sanitary, but also maximise vehicle service productivity, developing more efficient routes and reducing the fleet’s carbon footprint.
The development of a ‘zero footprint’ Smart Eco-fleet is part of the company’s plan to improve the environmental impact of its operations with lower-emissions and better efficiency.
Bee’ah is leading the effort to divert 100 percent of Sharjah’s waste destined for landfill and last year diverted 67 percent of landfill-type waste to recycling, energy production and other resources.
Sharjah is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the Middle East’s first Healthy City, according to a wide range of criteria set by the WHO Healthy Cities programme.