Scoring a five-year contract for waste management from Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, Veolia Middle East intends to reorganize its municipal collection service and at the same time raise public awareness about the industry.
Selected to provide for both municipal and industrial markets in the Sultanate of Oman for the next half-decade, the company was awarded the package under the auspices of PAEW, the public authority responsible for water and power supply in eight of Oman’s nine regions.
Veolia Middle East will co-manage water services with Al Ramooz National Oil & Gas Company LLC of Muscat, whose CEO Ali Al Sahib expressed satisfaction with the arrangement.
“Partners and customers form the main pillar of our success,” Al Sahib said. “We have been constantly examining the market to find new product and service areas to become involved in … I am very excited.”
The contract focuses on upgrades in facilities management, including an extension of the sultanate's drinking water supply — especially smaller desalination plants in outlying rural areas.
The Veolia Middle East firm is a subsidiary of Veolia, which trades on the Paris market as Veolia Environnement SA, a French transnational company providing drinking water, HVAC management services and infrastructure support.
Altogether, the contract will allow Veolia to deliver water services to 2.3 million people — including the capital of Muscat — comprising approximately 70 percent of Oman’s entire population.