Oman considers waste-generated energy for water desalination


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Jan 8th, 2018
Muscat (WAF): Oman is working to build a waste-to-energy or a waste-to-energy for desalination purposes, Mohammed al-Harthy, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development of the state-owned Be’ah told WAF today.
We hope that the authorities will float a tender based on BOT in the third quarter of 2018, to generate 121,000,000 cubic meters of water a year. The produced capacity will make up for 48 per cent of the total desalinated water production in Oman”, al-Harthy added.
In his interview with WAF, al-Harthy said that Be’ah’s in-house studies suggested that many waste-to-energy projects in the region are too expensive unless subsidised, while a water desalination project proved to be feasible. And will be located in al-Batinah South governorate for logistic reasons, as it can serve as a meeting point for waste generated from al-Batinah South mainly, Oman’s capital, Muscat and al-Batinah North.
Oman Environmental Services Holding ( Be’ah) is the state-owned company responsible for solid waste management in the country. The Company is currently serving 60 per cent of the total population of Oman.

Reporting:Hassan Shaban

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