Al Mouj Muscat installs region's first Seabin in Al Mouj Marina to reduce plastic waste

Initiative aims to reduce rubbish that might exist in the waters of Oman and already floating in Al Mouj Marina

  
Al Mouj Muscat installs region's first Seabin in Al Mouj Marina to reduce plastic waste

Muscat: In line with its commitment to provide sustainable developments to the community, Al Mouj Muscat has installed the region’s first Seabin at its 5 Gold Anchor Al Mouj Marina. This move comes as part of Al Mouj Muscat’s efforts to protect the environment by reducing plastic waste.

As Oman’s most established ITC, the world-class, award-winning Al Mouj Muscat located in the heart of new Muscat, is the country’s pioneering development for sustainability which enhances and protects the environment it operates in. The Seabin is a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in the calm waters of marinas, yacht clubs and ports that directs rubbish to the surface of the water to the bin that collects floating debris like plastic bottles, bags, as well as micro plastics up to 2mm small. It is also ideal for skimming surface oil with the addition of custom oil pad technology.

Commenting on the project, Khalil Abujaber, Al Mouj Marina Manager said: “We initiated the Seabin project as part of our sustainability initiatives at Al Mouj Marina and Al Mouj Muscat in general. It’s very important to note that this initiative aims to reduce rubbish that might exist in the waters of Oman and already floating in Al Mouj Marina and not a reason to throw waste randomly. We are excited to have this product in place to reduce plastic waste and maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our Marina for residents and visitors to Al Mouj Muscat to enjoy.”

The Seabin can catch an estimated 1.5 Kgs of floating debris per day (depending on weather and debris volumes) including microplastics. It works as the water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into 110/220 V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.

Al Mouj Marina offers 132 berths which culminates the first phase of a total of 400 on its way to be the largest private yachting destination in the Sultanate, accommodating yachts from 10 to 40 metres. It was the first in the region to be awarded the coveted International Clean Marina Accreditation and has collaborated on a variety of world-leading research projects including pioneering work on oyster longlines and biofouling coatings. Al Mouj Marina also leads community environmental initiatives in Al Mouj Muscat such as beach and reef clean-ups.

For further information of this project please visit http://seabinproject.com/the-product/.

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For more information, please contact:

Saeed Klaib

Senior Account Executive

Impact Porter Novelli

Mobile: + 971 585934333

Email: s.klaib@ipn.ae 

Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Jahdhami

Corporate Communications Manager

Al Mouj Muscat

Telephone: +968 24534565

Fax: +968 24534401

Email: abdulaziz.j@almouj.com

About Al Mouj Muscat

Al Mouj Muscat is the Sultanate’s lifestyle and leisure destination and is a unique public-private venture between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

Spread along a stunning 6 km stretch of Muscat’s coastline, this world-class Integrated Tourism Complex comprises a group of luxury residential properties including Villas, Townhouses and Apartments, commercial units, retail and dining facilities and Oman’s only signature designed PGA Standard 18-hole links golf course, designed by Greg Norman. Al Mouj Muscat is also home to the 400 berth Al Mouj Marina, Oman’s largest private yachting hub and The Walk, a 70-unit retail area which forms the commercial and leisure hub of the community. Most recently Al Mouj Muscat launched Muscat’s first public square, Marsa Plaza - a leisure destination and gathering place for residents and visitors, and an arena for live performances and community events.

Al Mouj Muscat is also home to the first Kempinski hotel to launch in Oman, as well as 4-star hotel, Mysk Al Mouj.

Al Mouj Muscat is a phased development which provides a world-class lifestyle destination. The next phase of development will see even more residential leisure and hospitality offerings.

About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to create ‘great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing 40,000 people and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 23 shopping malls, 12 hotels and Four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 230 outlets in 14 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 300 VOX Cinema screens and 32 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company 'Najm', a Fashion and Home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, ALLSAINTS, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde; and a healthcare business that operates City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.

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