Kuwait’s Al Dali International awards soil remediation contract to Vivakor

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Vivakor, the US-based leading developer and operator of clean energy solution and environmental technologies and Kuwait-based engineering and construction firm Al Dali International have signed an agreement to remediate 500,000 tons of the country’s contaminated soil.

The soil is part of a United Nations-sponsored clean-up initiative that is still ongoing from the Gulf Wars. Al Dali International Company will act as the general contractor and provide operational assistance for the project.

Vivakor will deliver its unique equipment as well as a support crew to handle regular maintenance and necessary repairs. It will also establish two Remediation Processing Centers (RPCs) on-site, each capable of processing 40 tons of soil per hour. The company will be paid $20 per ton of contaminated materials treated and a share of the clean-up profits.

Mr. Ashraf Hassan, President of Al Dali International said that “Vivakor’s unique technology will allow us to fully remediate this oil-laden soil and recover all of the oil for recycling or reuse, without any emissions nor use of water. We anticipate that with the Vivakor technology, we will be able to significantly expand the important remediation work of this project, ramping up the volume of soil processed from 500 thousand tons to several million tons over the next few years.”

Commenting on the contract Mr. Matt Nicosia, CEO of Vivakor said that “We are very excited about this initial contract with Al Dali International, and the potential for expansion this partnership offers. Within this innovative framework, Vivakor will provide equipment and expertise to local operating partners, a model that may be easily duplicated and implemented for clean-up around the globe.”

Vivakor currently focuses on bitumen (heavy crude) extraction from shallow, oil-rich areas in Eastern Utah, along with petroleum based remediation projects across the globe. The technologies utilized are low-cost, proprietary and proving themselves industry disruptive when measured by a number of important factors.

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