Emirates Knights Press Release

Nazif Destani, Chairman of Ecolog International, today announced that the company, which provides life-support services to organizations working in remote areas and post-conflict zones, and to countries and municipalities experiencing significant growth, will be expanding its global operations to the United Arab Emirates.

“Ecolog has flourished since we established our Head Office in the Dubai Airport Free Zone in 2005,” Nazif Destani said. “We have grown from 1,000 employees to more than 12,000. We are active in 20 countries and creating infrastructure in such growing regions as Macedonia, Iraq and Afghanistan. We want to give back to the UAE and contribute to building the future of this great country that has provided us with so much.

“Dubai’s strategic location and excellent transportation links have supported our growth in neighboring regions. We have been able to leverage Dubai’s capacities as a connectivity hub to expand the company’s capabilities over the years and have become a partner of governments and municipalities to build the kind of infrastructure that transforms communities and nations.”

Ecolog supports the oil & gas and mining industries by providing catering and life-support services in remote locations such as the Gobi desert in Mongolia and the Arctic Circle. The company has provided facility management services such as maintenance, laundry and sanitary services to humanitarian and military missions in post-conflict areas. The company has successfully completed thousands of projects, including engineering and construction projects for the US Army, the German Government, and major engineering construction firms such as KBR, DynCorp and Fluor.

In Macedonia, Ecolog has built highways and designed traffic infrastructure in Tetovo, and established the electrical infrastructure, medium- and low-voltage distribution network, telecommunication network and street lighting in the Gevgelija Industrial Zone. The company has built office buildings in various countries and manages the entire waste management system in the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.

Ecolog established the EcoCity branch of the company to deliver turnkey service solutions to municipalities. EcoCity offers a complete value chain of municipal services, from consulting on the design of recycling systems, to everything—experienced personnel, all types of heavy vehicles, incinerators, recycling plants and public information campaigns—for trash collection, landfill management and grounds-keeping.

Nazif Destani added, “Ecolog has always grown to meet new demands and expanded our services to support our clients. We believe that the very nature of our company makes us an ideal partner for the UAE’s exciting new infrastructure projects, from Dubai 2020, to developments planned on Saadiyat Island, and the ever-growing number of new oil & gas sites under development.”

In the next three months, Ecolog will have the legal company structure in place to conduct business within the UAE.

More information:
Pierre dié Chachay
Vice-President Marketing and Communications
m: +971 (0) 4 299 4500

Ecolog is a global provider of quality, reliable, integrated service solutions supporting military, government, humanitarian and private organizations in their operations anywhere, any time. We offer a one-stop-shop service solution, with more than 12,000 employees and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure for life-support services including:

  • camp support, engineering & construction,
  • demobilization & deconstruction,
  • fuel services,
  • mobile infrastructure,
  • operations & maintenance,
  • catering,
  • logistics services and
  • waste management and environmental rehabilitation.

Founded in the late 1990s, Ecolog today is a market-leading global provider of life-support services operating in seventeen countries and more than a hundred locations worldwide. Ecolog’s services support the US Army, NATO, the United Nations, large government-and-military contractors, and the oil-&-gas and mining-and-minerals industries.

Ecolog is capable of responding quickly and reliably to challenges, and has a track record of delivering more than 950 contracts with no mission failure in Iraq, Russia, Germany, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mongolia, Libya, the USA, Turkey, China and the Balkans.

Ecolog has a constant focus on quality and timeliness, and follows stringent international standards. The company is certified ISO 9001:2008 for quality management, ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management, OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management, and ISO 22000 for food safety management.

For more information: www.ecolog-international.com

Dubai, UAE, 04-04-2013