The joint venture between Bee’ah and Polygreen will be based in the United Arab Emirates and will offer innovative marine and environmental management solutions and boosting circular economy in the UAE and wider region
Athens, Greece – June, 11, 2021: Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, and Polygreen, the Greek-owned company offering a total circular economy approach worldwide, today launched Evogreen, a new joint venture offers innovative marine and environmental management solutions, to promote circular economy and sustainability. The newly established company tackles marine pollution through advanced waste management solutions to keep oceans pristine. By joining forces, Bee’ah and Polygreen are setting a new benchmark for environmental cooperation in the wider Middle East Region.
An official signing ceremony, commemorate the launch of Evogreen, was held in Greece, at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, in the presence of Bee’ah’s and Polygreen’s senior leadership team and official representatives from Greece.
Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Founder and CEO of Polygreen, said: “The launch of Evogreen is a milestone regarding the global effort to protect the environment and address the challenge of climate change. Polygreen is proud to join forces with Bee’ah and provide its expertise and infrastructure to further develop networks in the wider Middle East region. Through this joint venture, a fruitful bond is being established between Greece and the UAE, fostering the bilateral relations and paving a promising path.”
HE Salim Bin Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah, said: “We are proud to establish Evogreen, our joint venture with our Greek partners, which showcases the potential of cross-border efforts to tackle global environmental concerns. I am confident that through our shared expertise and experience, Evogreen will take the lead in promoting best practices in the maritime waste management industry and achieve remarkable outcomes for the UAE and wider region.”
HE Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, said: “Marine ecosystems are crucial to the stability of our planet and protecting our oceans from waste and pollution is a great responsibility. Bee’ah, renowned for its integrated waste management and circular economy solutions, is delighted to partner with Polygreen, a company which shares our values and vision for sustainability. We are proud to be furthering the UAE’s specialized waste treatment recycling capabilities, and leverage international cooperation to help protect our seas.”
Evogreen has already established an Alternative Raw Material facility located in Bee’ah’s Waste Management Complex, Sharjah, and is currently building an Alternative Solid Fuel facility, to process waste streams, such as sludge, and convert it into alternative fuel that can be used in cement manufacturing. The Alternative Raw Material facility treats and processes maritime waste and marine-related hazardous waste, to produce alternative materials for industrial use. Both facilities will collect, recycle and recover hazardous and non-hazardous waste from ships visiting ports in the UAE, which is an international maritime hub.
Addressing a spectrum of maritime waste and pollution issues, Evogreen will also provide oil spill response services; management of distressed vessels, cargo and abandoned containers including recycling or recovery solutions, repair or refurbishment works; green ship recycling and establishing an environmental laboratory.
Photo 1: Evogreen’s logo
Photo 2: From left to right – Mr. Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Founder and CEO of Polygreen, and H.E. Salim bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah
Photo 3: From left to right – Mr. Rashad Mabger, Secretary General, Arab Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development / H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Beeah / H.E. Salim bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah / Mr. Ioannis Smyrlis, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs & Chairman of Enterprise Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Mr. Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Founder and CEO of Polygreen / Mr. Michalis Papadopoulos, Member of the Hellenic Parliament and President of the Greece-United Arab Emirates Parliamentary Friendship Group
Photo 4: From left to right - H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Beeah / Mr. Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Founder and CEO of Polygreen / Mrs. Eiman Al-Zeyoudi, Chargée d'Affaires, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Athens.
Polygreen is one of the leading companies in Southeast Europe offering a total circular economy approach worldwide. Polygreen specializes in reliable and cost effective waste management solutions for the entire range of industrial waste and marine pollution through careful planning, management, innovation, and sophisticated lab analyses. With presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Polygreen implements some of the most technically challenging and time critical environmental projects across the globe. Furthermore, Polygreen provides integrated and innovative circular economy solutions that improve people’s quality of life. In addition, through purpose-built education as well cultural initiatives, Polygreen aims to shape human environmental consciousness.
At Polygreen we are thriving towards a viable cosmos, where nothing is in excess and everything is useful.
An innovation leader and a pioneering force for sustainable solutions in the Middle East, Bee’ah is a public-private partnership company that was founded in 2007. With ventures in industries ranging from Waste Management, to Environmental Consulting, Renewable Energy, Technology, Sustainable Transportation, and Training & Development, Bee’ah is creating a better quality of life for all cities and communities in the region. Bee’ah has executed a comprehensive strategy focused on sustainability and technology, which has reaped rich benefits in the form of the region’s highest waste diversion rates, and the GCC’s first waste-to-energy plant. Bee’ah has supported the region’s agenda for a circular economy and personifies the UAE’s ambitions in leading the dialogue surrounding sustainability in the MENA region. For more information, please visit: http://www.beeah.ae and connect at facebook.com/beeahuae and twitter.com/BeeahUAE.