Veolia, a global leader in optimised resource management, said the company has secured its first waste management contract in Oman in partnership with its local partner Al Ramooz National.
The contract was awarded by be’ah (Oman Environmental Services Holding Company) to manage the municipal waste in the governorates of Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi in northwestern Oman.
The scope of work includes collection and transportation of municipal waste besides operation of two landfills for the northwest region which will benefit more than 250,000 inhabitants, said Veolia in its statement.
Its Omani partner Al Ramooz will be in charge of waste collection and developing a materials recovery facility, it stated.
Veolia dubbed the contract as a major milestone. Operating in Oman for the last 10 years, the French group will deploy its waste management expertise there for the first time.
On the contract win, Xavier Joseph, the chief executive of Veolia Middle East, said: "Together with Al Ramooz National, we look forward to supporting Oman and its people with the best-in-class expertise in waste management."
"Our key focus for this contract will be to contribute to the implementation of the best standards for the waste management operations in the sultanate, as well as support the Omani economy through in-country value,” he stated.
Veoila said the contract illustrates its ability to build local partnerships in order to create value in the territories and for the communities.
Be’ah CEO Tariq Ali Al Amri said: “We are pleased to award the contract in line with our strategy and sector takeover plan, and with our aim to provide high level services in association with an experienced international company like Veolia, which has operations around the globe.”
“At be'ah, our main goals are to structure the waste sector in a sustainable manner as well as to eliminate the environmental damage incurred during traditional waste dumping processes and to support the economy,” he added.