Oman Environmental Service Holding Company (Beah) has awarded France’s Suez a contract for the operation and maintenance of an Industrial Waste Landfill in North Al-Batinah.

The three-and-a-half year contract includes the reception, storage and landfilling of 42,000 tonnes a year (t/y) of hazardous industrial waste

The landfill operated by Suez is the initial phase of the integrated treatment facility, and contractual period is designed to bridge the gap until the full facility is ready for operation.

Tenders for both the construction and the operation of the final facility will be released in the near future by Beah, and a prequalification process has been announced, and it will remain open for participation until late October.

The full facility will later include pre-treatment units, a dedicated waste solidification facility as well as a physical/chemical treatment plant designed to process liquid inorganic hazardous waste.

A thermal treatment plant (incinerator) for destruction of hazardous waste is envisioned as well.

Suez says Sohar accounts for almost 90 per cent of hazardous industrial waste produced in the sultanate. Most is generated by industries operating within the industrial port.

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