Chinook Sciences wins contract for energy-from-waste facility in UAE

Chinook Sciences, a Nottingham-based technology company, has secured 300 million pounds to build a thermal energy-from-waste facility in the United Arab Emirates.

The work was awarded by Bee’ah, and environmental and waste management company, and the facility will be built in the Emirate of Sharjah.

The project will create about 200 British jobs and secure another 650, said Trade Minister Lord Livingston has announced.

About half of the new jobs will be in the East Midlands.

The company, formed in 1998, has developed technology to transform discarded waste material into energy. The contract further strengthens the company’s presence in global markets.

The deal is also expected to benefit Chinook’s supplier base of 440 companies, which represent every UK region.

Key suppliers expect their revenues to more than double over the next few years as a result of Chinook’ s projects, with a substantial addition of new jobs, Lord Livingston said.