News at Dart

Trash talk: Tynes Bay Waste Treatment Facility in Bermuda

Having spent five years as solid waste manager for the Government of Bermuda, Martin Edelenbos understands the benefits of an energy recovery facility. Developed just ahead of a landfill that was at capacity and completed in 1994, the Tynes Bay Waste Treatment Facility treats about 70,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste annually and produces almost 5% of Bermuda’s average electricity needs.

Currently, Edelenbos is putting his experience with energy recovery to work as engineering coordinator for the Dart-led consortium chosen as the preferred bidder to implement Grand Cayman’s proposed integrated solid waste management system.

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Making a home for youth with special needs

Maple House has served for decades as the Cayman Islands’ only residential facility for children and young adults with special needs. Now, the addition of a second location at a recently refurbished home in Bodden Town will enable the Ministry of Community Affairs to expand services for disabled children in need of care and protection, and accommodate the separation of younger children from young adults.

Dart donated materials and services to transform the property’s outdoor areas with wheelchair-accessible pathways and landscaping, and a team of Dart volunteers dedicated an afternoon to putting the finishing touches on the outdoor spaces for the home’s current residents to enjoy.

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Repurposing materials in construction

One project’s trash could be another project’s treasure.

This adapted proverb encapsulates how construction materials can be repurposed instead of going to the trash.

As a developer and landlord, Dart often finds itself in the position to be able to repurpose surplus and lightly used materials from previous construction projects, or items left behind by relocated tenants. These materials range from furniture, art and appliances to various construction materials such as tiles, panels and doors.

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Donated office space helps ARK meet commuity needs

When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses across the Cayman Islands, local non-profit organisations swiftly stepped in to ensure no one went without food, shelter or utilities.

While many in our community are now enjoying a renewed sense of normalcy, Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness founder Tara Nielsen says the charity’s programmes are still in high demand. A donated office space at Regatta Office Park is helping the non-profit — better known as ARK — continue to deliver much-needed community services. Nielsen says the location, which is part of Dart's office space offering known as "readyspaces," has helped ARK streamline its operations to quickly deliver relief care packages to those most in need.

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Early works agreements pave way for full landfill remediation

The future of the George Town Landfill looks green after Dart and the Cayman Islands Government signed a number of agreements on Tuesday, 13 October to continue the capping and remediation of the country’s largest landfill.

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New traffic-easing road underway

Across Grand Cayman, major roadworks are underway at key pinch-points to upgrade and expand the existing network to alleviate traffic congestion and improve road safety for all users.

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure and the National Roads Authority are hoping a new road project will alleviate heavy traffic through Industrial Park and ease congestion onto the Butterfield roundabout at the southern end of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

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