Oman is in the early stages of adding a new water treatment plant according to media reports.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently between Sohar Industrial Port Co. and Dutch firm Strukton Civil Project BV sets the pace for the project.
Strukton’s local partner, Rock International Oman, will be involved in the implementation of the project.
The main consultant for the project is expected to be appointed by Q2, 2018.
The plant will use the new Verdygo Modular technology for efficient and environmentally responsible wastewater treatment. The new technology allows the treatment plant to rapidly scale operational capacity and deliver sustainable options for wastewater reuse for industry or greenhouses. The project is expected to be operational by Q1, 2020.
“Our MoU with Strukton International for this innovative wastewater treatment plant underlines our commitment to maximising our use of existing resources,” said Mark Geilenkirchen Sohar Port and Freezone chief executive.
This is one of a number of energy efficiency initiatives at the Omani port. The company is in the process of installing photo voltaic (PV) solar cells around its head office, which will significantly reduce the amount of electricity drawn from the power grid, and is looking at the possibility of converting port vehicles to run on hydrogen, which is an underutilised by-product of industrial activity at Sohar.