Sohar Port and Freezone has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Netherlands-based Strukton International for the development of a wastewater treatment plant, using the European firm’s technology, at the port. Strukton’s local partner, Rock International Oman, will be involved in the implementation of the project.
Verdygo modular technology supplied by Strukton will allow the treatment plant to rapidly increase operational capacity and deliver sustainable solutions for wastewater reuse. This in turn is expected to enable a considerable reduction in traditional water and energy demands at the port and free zone.
“Our MoU with Strukton International for this innovative wastewater treatment plant underlines our commitment to maximising our use of existing resources,” says 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 under utilized by-product of industrial activity at Sohar.