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Suez wins $37mn landfill contract in Oman

French company will build and operate expansion of major site in Muscat.

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Suez Environnement has won a EUR 32mn ($37mn) contract to design, build and operate the expansion of a major landfill site in Muscat for five years.

The French firm said that the deal will see it build a new section onto the existing Sita al Basheer site for Muscat Municipality, which will increase its capacity from the current rate of 250,000 metric tons of waste per year to 400,000 tons.

It will also include a biogas recovery system and a reverse osmosis plant to treat leachates in a bid to minimise its environmental impact.

Marie-Ange Debon, deputy CEO of Suez Environnement, said: “This new contract demonstrates the Oman authorities’ confidence in developing long-term solutions for their waste treatment needs.

“It recognises our ability to build and operate efficient facilities to meet the dual challenge of population growth and environmental protection.”

Suez Environnement also operates a landfill site at Nizwa in Oman's Dalkiliyah region which has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes a year.

The company also has a strong presence in the Sultanate’s water management network, notably the 120,000 m3/day Barka II desalination plant.

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