French company wins Oman waste management contract

02 May 2016

International firm will work with local partner to deliver waste services

A team of France’s Veolia Water and the local Al-Ramooz National has been awarded a contract for the management of municipal waste in the Al-Dhahirah and Al-Buraimi governorates of Oman.

Veolia will transport municipal waste for 250,000 people and will operate two landfill sites. Its local partner Al-Ramooz will be in charge of waste collection and developing a materials recovery facility.

The client for the contract is Be’ah, the Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, which was created in 2007 to manage solid waste in the kingdom.

This is the latest of a number of contracts Veolia has been awarded in the sultanate in recent years. In 2014, it was awarded a contract by the UK’s BP to design and build a $50m wastewater treatment plant at its Khazzan gas field in Oman.

Veolia will design, build and operate the wastewater plant for one year, with the possibility of the operation contract being extended to four years. The facility will have a capacity of 6,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d), which will be split between 4,000 cm/d of process water and 2,000 cm/d of drinking water.

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