Evogreen, a joint venture between UAE-born Bee’ah and Greek-owned Polygreen offers innovative marine and environmental management solutions, boosting sustainability in the UAE and the Middle East
“Polygreen offers a total circular economy approach worldwide and Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer announced Evogreen a joint venture with the goal of providing solutions to promote a sustainable planet and circular economy.
The launch of the new company is a contribution to the global effort of protecting the environment and addressing the challenges of climate change. With Evogreen, the companies will take the lead in promoting best practices in the maritime waste management industry and achieve remarkable outcomes for the UAE and the region.
Makis Spyratos, Business Development Director – Middle East at Polygreen explains more about the company’s activities, its collaboration with Be’eah and their efforts in partnering with ports including the Jebel Ali Port.
Can you give us an overview of your company?
Operational in the UAE market since 2016, Polygreen today has a strong presence in the country. We have always been on a mission to tackle marine pollution through advanced waste management solutions to keep oceans pristine. Our values are on par with those of Bee’ah, the biggest environmental company in the region. This led to the creation of Evogreen, our partnership and joint venture with them.
Through Evogreen, we 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.
Valuable partnerships are major keys to accomplishment, who are your main governmental or private partners?
Our main partner in the UAE, Bee’ah Sharjah, is a government-owned organisation. We have created a joint partnership with them for the next coming years and we have taken over the responsibility of waste management of vessels and ports, especially in case of oil spillage.
In this regard, we now deal with some of the key ports in the UAE including Port Khalid in Sharjah, Khorfakkan Port, and Port of Kalba. We have recently developed provisions to enhance our services to the Jebel Ali Port too.
Elaborate on the company’s expansion plans in the MENA region.
We have been growing rapidly over the past couple of years. We ventured into the region in 2011 with a presence in Oman and expanded our business to the UAE in 2016. We are also expanding and exploring opportunities in Saudi Arabia.