UAE’s First Used Battery Recycling Centre To Open In RAK

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UAE’s First Used Battery Recycling Centre To Open In RAK
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UAE’s first used battery recycling centre will be built in Ras Al Khaimah with an investment of AED62.4 million by Royal Gulf Industries.

The new company will construct the country’s first environment-friendly automotive battery recycling centre on approximately 110,000 ft2 of land at Al Ghail Industrial Zone.

Royal Gulf Industries will employ more than 150 people in its facility, which is set to be ready in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The company aims to recycle up to 35,000 metric tonnes of used lead acid batteries annually. This will produce 21,500 tonnes of lead ingots and 2,400 metric tonnes of plastic granules.

 Both of these materials will be largely exported to India, Japan, Korea, China and Europe for the manufacturing of new lead acid batteries and cases. This activity accounts for recycling around 58% of the lead acid battery scrap generated in the UAE.

In its second phase spanning three years, Royal Gulf Industries plans to invest about AED 125 million and create 350 jobs in Ras Al Khaimah. The company also aims to make the UAE a hub for recycling metals, creating global supply chains.