09 December, 2019

Suez announces landfill and smart water contracts in the Gulf

Company awarded two smart water contracts and one landfill operations and maintenance contracts

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09 December 2019

France-based water and waste company Suez announced last week that it has bagged two new contracts in Oman for landfill operations and maintenance (O&M) and water distribution network energy optimisation.

The contract values weren't disclosed.

The company said in a press statement that Be'ah (Oman Environmental Services Holding Company) has awarded the company a five-year O&M contract for the Barka engineered sanitary landfill in South Al-Batinah, North West of Muscat.

The contract scope covers receival and landfilling of 2,200 tonnes a day of municipal solid waste, implementation of a biogas extraction and disposal system and a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plant for treating leachates, the press statement noted.

Previous waste management contracts awarded to Suez in Oman, according to the press statement, included construction and operation contract for Al Amerat Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and O&M contracts for Sohar Hazardous Waste Landfill and Duqm Municipal and Industrial Waste Landfill.

Suez was awarded one-year contract to optimise the energy consumption of Muscat's drinking water production and distribution system by Oman's public authority for water Diam, the statement noted.

It said the company would be using its proprietary software to model data collected from the water distribution system, calculate forecasts and energy prices in real time and define optimised pumping strategies that are implemented automatically to cut operating costs.

Additionally, Suez was awarded a three-year contract by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to conduct leak detection across 700 km of the country's drinking water networks using acoustic-based technology, the press statement concluded.

(Writing by Syed Ameen Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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