DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Dec. 14, 2016)—In line with its commitments toward sustainability, Grundfos will embark on a drive for waste management and recycling its pumps, according to a statement from the company.

The drive aims to transform waste into reusable energy and high-quality recyclable materials, and it is aligned with the Middle East’s current hot topic of waste management and recycling, Grundfos said.

Commenting on the new drive, Henning Sandager, Grundfos Area Managing Director of the Middle East and Turkey, said in the statement: “We will be working with companies specialized in waste management in order to assess the savings potential of replacing some obsolete pumps with new high-efficiency options.”

“Optimizing pumps makes sense not just for the environment but also financially, and replacing pump systems can make immediate differences, and returns on investments will be reached in a short time span that doesn’t exceed two years, after which the new systems will result in pure savings,” Sandager said.

Grundfos offers a pump inspection service and an energy check report detailing current pump installation and potential savings. Energy costs can be improved by 50 percent, and CO2 emissions can be reduced by 30 percent, along with achieving significant reduction over pump maintenance and repair costs, according to the company.

Earlier this year, Grundfos introduced its iSOLUTIONS, which is a response to inefficient, unreliable and outdated pumps and pump solutions in the market. Rather than focusing on just the pump, Grundfos’ iSOLUTIONS focuses on the entire system, taking a holistic intelligent design approach that optimizes the way the pumps, drives, controls, protection and communication units all work together, the company said.

The Grundfos iSOLUTIONS helps to ensure the lowest overall life-cycle costs, and the company expects it will be a major contributor to creating a more sustainable construction sector. With potential energy savings of up to 50 percent and a more optimized use of water resources, construction industry decision-makers across the region can have smarter options to enhance their environmental and financial performance, as the march of infrastructural building continues, according to Grundfos.

“With the strengths that we enjoy in sustainability and energy saving, and now in waste management and pumps recycling, we will be able to play a bigger role in ensuring the achievement of development and progress, while working at the same time to preserve our planet’s precious resources," Sandager said. “Simultaneously, we will be assisting the Middle East and the GCC countries in adopting approaches that aim to create a sustainable future for coming generations.”