One of the World’s Largest Cold Vaccine facilities is now operating in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
By @Anuradha Bernard
Do you want to know more about this Facility? I am bringing you 10 points about one giant part of the Abu Dhabi “Hope contorium” Project. This facility is run under a public-private partnership. Chilled, Cold and Ultra Cold facilities are operating to facilitate the vaccine transportation process. Abu Dhabi is an intermediate hub for vaccines from its manufacturing origin to administrating destination. Vaccines manufactured in the USA, India, UK, Russia and China may pass through this facility to your hand. Some vaccines need just cool chilled 4 Celsius. Some needs freezer cold -18 Celsius and the rest may need -80 Celsius ultra cold specialized environment to stay effective.
UAE Government, Private Sector, Logistic partners like Airline Cargo, Pharmaceutical companies, WHO, charity foundations and states around the World cooperate with the facility to make sure the transportation happen smooth, secured and fast way. State of the Art technology has been used to build and maintain this extremely controlled facility.
Let’s learn the 10 Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine storage facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE The HOPE contorium.
1). So far, 65 million doses (until Sep/2021) of vaccines from all major brands have been shipped through this facility across 40 countries. So, there is a high chance to get even your vaccine through this facility.
02). The facility in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) is part of the HOPE Consortium, a commercial vaccine logistics company established by the emirate last year in response to a surge in global demand for COVID-19 vaccine storage and distribution. This facility has various temperature-controlled zones from Celsius 4, Celsius -18 and Celsius -80.
03). 120 Million in chilled plus 11.4 Million in ultra-cold mode. Under ultra cold -80 Celsius temperature, 11.4 Million doses can accommodate in the facility. 120 Million doses can be accommodated from the vaccines which can stay between +2 to +8 celsius temperature. In addition, syringes and other supportive medical equipment can be stored in appropriate conditions.
04). This facility does have special movable freezers to transport vaccine doses within the facility and those freezers may be helpful to carry vaccine in fork-lift to cargo jet. Those freezers can maintain the really cold temperatures below the chilled facility building.
05). This facility does have monitoring technology through blockchain to ensure the vaccines go under the right temperature and good care to the people who need them. UAE agency for ICT assist the project as they did for eye-scanning and contactless Airport handling. Read that article by clicking here.
“Vaccines are important but vaccinations are even more important,” Abu Dhabi Ports Logistics Head Robert Sutton said.
06). They have special trucks equipped with the necessary facilities to ship with vaccines that can be used in remote regions like Africa. Then vaccine receivers can get into the special truck and get their vaccine without worrying about their infrastructure issues. This tracking and extra caring efforts are made to avoid single dose wastage of vaccine.
07). UAE got a great team on the ground and in the air as well. Those thousands of people work seamlessly 24/7. Their effort will be useful to recover the world from the worst pandemic in recent history.
08). UAE has offered many great things to the World to outcome from this pandemic. This is a part of their contribution to make it better. As their strategically important geographical location and their open-minded policies are really beneficial to link East and West.
09). UAE Official Flag Carrier Etihad and their Cargo operator “Etihad Cargo” joined hand with this operation to make it successful. One of the biggest air and land cargo fleets involves in this operation across the world.
10). It isn’t a secret that UAE is expanding and diverse their economy to leave the oil and gas – biofuel. These projects are something beyond businesses. Some People simply disregard the courage and effort of “Team UAE” and their multicultural diversity. UAE is home to millions of People in a multicultural society. The UAE has understood their social responsibility to serve the World with its location advantage.
UAE is a thriving nation to boost the World economy and the well-being of People their own and the rest. What do you think about UAE’s contribution to recovery from the Pandemic? Let us know in the comments.
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