Suez strengthens presence in Middle East with new contracts

Faced with the challenge of a growing population raising major waste and water management concerns in Middle East, local authorities are investing in optimising and modernising existing infrastructure. Within this framework, Be’ah, Oman, has awarded Suez a five-year contract for the Operation & Maintenance of the Barka engineered Sanitary Landfill in South Al-Batinah, Sultanate of Oman.

The company will oversee the reception and landfilling of 2,200 tons of municipal solid waste daily. The facility will also include the implementation of a biogas extraction and disposal system, and a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plant for treating leachates, allowing the country to curb greenhouse gas emissions and support their environmental commitments. The Group has also won its two first smart water contracts in the Middle East, where it will be supporting authorities in two countries including Oman as they optimise the performance of water distribution systems. In Oman, Diam, the public authority for water, has awarded the company a one-year contract to optimise the energy consumption of Muscat’s drinking water production and distribution system.