BHS to build pair of mixed waste recycling systems in Oman
New systems, for Al Ramooz National, to capture recyclables and produce refuse-derived-fuel
Al Ramooz National LLC has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to provide two mixed waste processing facilities in Oman. A 220 ton-per-day (tpd) system in Ibri, Oman and 150 tpd system in Buraimi, Oman, will treat municipal solid waste from the governates of Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi in northwest Oman. Both systems are scheduled for startup in 2017.
In 2016, French company Veolia and partner Al Ramooz were awarded a seven-year waste management contract tendered by Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (Be’ah). The contract includes the collection, transportation and landfilling of waste for 250,000 residents. To fulfill this contract, Al Ramooz National LLC takes charge of collection, material processing and recovery. To maximize recovery and product quality, the company selected BHS’ patented MSW process, combining screen, air and optical separation technologies to capture recyclable commodities and to produce fuel.
“These two systems are an investment in the long-term sustainability of Oman,” said Al Ramooz Chairman Ali Saleh Al Sahib. “BHS offered the most advanced and complete system to help us reach our goals; and we are especially excited to bring such a high level of technology to our process. We were able to collaborate on creative layouts to immediately maximize our recovery and value from the waste stream while simultaneously building in the flexibility to expand our processing capabilities in the future.”
“With these advanced systems Al Ramooz has demonstrated environmental leadership and a commitment to material diversion from landfill in Oman,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller. “Their leadership team was very transparent that the goal here is to recover recyclable commodities first and foremost and the technology is in place to do just that.” Featured is the BHS Metering Bin Liberator Class to open bags and provide the system a steady flow of material. BHS Tri-Disc screens extract organics and separate containers from fiber while Nihot Single Drum Separators segregate dry recyclables from bulkier items, such as wood and rock. NRT’s In-Flight Sorting optical technology targets PET, HDPE, PP and PVC. Cardboard, mixed paper, ferrous metals and aluminum are also recovered.