SUEZ to operate industrial waste landfill in North Batinah
Be’ah, the public authority in charge of waste management in Oman, has awarded SUEZ a contract for the operation and maintenance of the industrial waste landfill in North Batinah.
The contract duration is three and a half years, a press release said. SUEZ will be in charge of the reception, storage and landfilling of 42,000 tonnes of industrial hazardous waste annually.
The North Batinah region accounts for around 90 per cent of the country’s current industrial hazardous waste output, with significant amounts being generated by industries operating within the industrial port and the nearby industrial estate.
This contract is part of Be’ah’s future plan to develop a national integrated industrial waste treatment facility in
North Batinah, which will be the first in the country that will treat and dispose thousands of tonnes of industrial waste generated in Oman every year.
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 on both the construction and the operation of the final facility will be released in the near future by Be’ah, and a pre-qualification process has been announced, and it will remain open for participation until late October. The full facility will later include pretreatment 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’s presence in Oman in the waste sector is illustrated in many projects. Since 2010, SUEZ has been awarded four different contracts for the management of several municipal landfills in the sultanate. Among these are the Amerat and Barka engineered landfills.
The group has been also active in the Omani water sec-tor for many years, notably with the construction of the Barka II desalination plant (120,000m3 water/day) and more recently the Barka 4 Independent Water Project (281,000m3 water/ day), Oman’s largest desalination plant, which officially entered into commercial operation in June 2018.