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Dubai municipality unveils smart marine scraper for water pollution control

  • Dubai municipality unveils smart marine scraper for water pollution control
    Credit: Government of Dubai Media Office

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Dubai Municipality has unveiled its latest environmental innovation, the smart marine scraper, as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, reports the Government of Dubai Media Office.

Developed locally by Emirati talents in collaboration with Al Khattal Boat Factory, this cutting-edge scraper is designed to collect floating waste from Dubai's creeks and water canals.

Operated remotely, the scraper boasts an impressive range and real-time monitoring capabilities thanks to satellite technology. Utilizing 5G networks, it executes precise maneuvers to efficiently gather waste. Its advanced systems include an intelligent survey system to identify waste sites and an external environment system to enhance safety by preventing collisions.

With the capacity to collect and transfer 1,000 kilograms of floating waste, the smart scraper significantly boosts productivity. This initiative underscores Dubai Municipality's dedication to technological innovation and its commitment to enhancing municipal operations and environmental sustainability.

The Municipality's focus on integrated waste management and environmental preservation aligns with its goals of maintaining Dubai's appeal and quality of life. A dedicated team, comprising marine captains, workers, sailors, and vehicles, is tasked with overseeing the cleanliness of water canals and creeks, covering a significant stretch of 35 kilometers. They conduct daily cleaning operations and ensure continuous monitoring to combat marine pollution effectively.

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