Waste management specialist Saubermacher clocks up further success with its expertise and wins two major contracts in Oman. In a joint venture with local companies, Saubermacher will play a leading role in establishing advanced resource management within the Sultanate.
The total for both contracts amounts to approximately EUR 135 million over the next 7 years. Following Abu Dhabi, these large contracts for Saubermacher represent another milestone in its expansion in the Middle East. As in Abu Dhabi, Saubermacher has also placed emphasis on cooperation with local partners in the Sultanate of Oman. Included in the collaboration are West Coast Saubermacher, an existing joint venture for the contract in Abu Dhabi, and East Coast Integrated.
The Sultanate of Oman is committed to quality in the environmental field. The Oman Environmental Services Holding Company S.A.O.C, also known as “be´ah”, is a newly created authority for the restructuring and privatization of the waste management sector, and has already aligned itself with European standards in the waste management sector. The tender process for best bidder, in which only 40% was based on financial criteria, called for the establishment of separated waste stream collection and the construction and operation of recycling centres to modern Western European standards, in the regions of Al Dakhiliyah and Dhofar, two of the eleven administrative districts of the Sultanate of Oman. The two regions comprise an area of approximately 132,000 km2. In comparison, this corresponds to almost the total area of Austria and Slovakia combined. A total of about 600,000 inhabitants live in the two regions. The annual amount of waste for disposal is about 315,000 tonnes.
In addition to a modern fleet of vehicles equipped with GPS and a range of recycling centres, a 24-hour customer service will also be established in the two regions. “Our clients and partners attach great importance to quality and customer orientation. This is where the credibility of Saubermacher, with its expertise and guarantee of quality, was able to win out against stiff international competition,” noted Chief Executive, Ralf Mittermayr, in expressing his pleasure at the successful continuation of the expansion strategy in the Middle East.