Mohamed Najem al-Awadhi

Company: Dubai Municipality
Position: Director of sewage plant department

Biography: Mohamed Najem al-Awadhi has a BSc in electrical engineering and more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of operating and maintaining Dubai’s Al-Aweer treatment plant.

He is currently director of the sewage plant department for Dubai Municipality. Al-Awadhi has taken a leading role in planning and executing expansion projects and process optimisation, including commissioning a data collection system, instrumentation analyser equipment and a thermal drying plant for sludge.

He is a member of the waste-to-energy working group at Dubai Municipality, which is planning a project to use municipal solid waste to produce energy.

Until 2009, Al-Aweer was the sole treatment plant serving the emirate of Dubai. The commissioning of a new facility located at Jebel Ali began in August.

Contact: (+971) 4221 5555
Company website: www.dubai.ae/