Royal Commission Jubail: Waste Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility
Fehily Timoney (FT) were appointed by Al Naim Consulting Engineers (ACE) to provide specialist waste management technical expertise for the design of a new purpose-built Waste Transfer Station (WTS) and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for the Royal Commission (RC) Jubail. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) was established on 21 September 1975, as an autonomous organization of the Saudi Arabian Government. The RC is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure, and provision of public services, and the development of social development to support industrial compilers in both cities.
The Royal Commission Jubail proposed the development of the waste transfer to optimize the transfer of waste to their engineered landfill. The co-located WTS and MRF was proposed to provide co-located dry materials (rainbow bag) recycling and recovery from the RCs proposed source segregated municipal waste collection service.
The WTS ad MRF were designed to provide handling and processing capabilities for up to 2040. The proposed facility included a four bay WTS station with internal articulated lorry loading area and odour control system (negative air to carbon filter), primary black and rainbow bag sorting cabin, rainbow bag MRF including automated feed hopper with bag opener, trommel screen, manual sorting, magnetic separation, eddy current separation, materials storage bays and materials baler.
FT services included:
- Conceptual design of the circulation and processes within the Waste Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility
- Sizing of the overall dimensions of the building
- Design of MRF including preliminary sizing and process flow
- Design and specification of odour control infrastructure
- Refinement of the conceptual design to final design through the various design review stages (10%, 30%, 60%, 90% and 100%)
- Preparation of the specification of the specialist waste process equipment and associated Bill of Quantities
- Sizing of the electrical power requirements for the specialist process plant
- Attendance at ACE/RC review workshops
- Preparation of the Design Basis Report for the WTS, MRF and associated ancillary infrastructure (Welfare, Operations and Management)
- Input to the Value Engineering Report
- Input to the Cost Estimates and Material Take off sheets
- Input to Request for Proposal documents
Two cities in which industrial compilers would support
Proposed facility included a four bay WTS
Refinement of the conceptual design to final design through the various five design review stages (10%, 30%, 60%, 90% and 100%)