Oman state-owned company Nakheel Oman Development has signed an agreement with Oman Environmental Services Holding (be’ah) in order to convert green waste into commercially valuable animal feed.
Under the terms of the agreement, green waste accumulated at the Barka Engineered Landfill in be’ah will be recycled into pelleted animal feed. Eng. Tariq bin Ali al Amri, CEO of be’ah, and Mr. Ali bin Said Al Araimi, General Manager of Nakheel Oman, have signed the agreement.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with Nakheel Oman, which will contribute to the sustainable utilization of resources and promote the principles of the circular economy through the recycling of green waste to produce commercially valuable products that would support the national economy and conserve the environment of our beautiful Oman.”
Mr. Ali Al Araimi said, “At Nakheel Oman, we have adopted a circular economy business model that is committed to utilizing the products and by-products of the Date Palm Tree and general green waste. In pursuit of the same, the company has entered into a collaboration with be’ah to retrieve the value from the green waste received at be’ah’s Barka landfill and produce pelleted animal feed utilizing green waste and dates.”
In the first phase, Nakheel Oman is building a large animal feed mill in Barka with a production capacity of 48,000 metric tonnes per year. The daily volume of green waste sourced from the Barka landfill is anticipated to be around 100 metric tonnes. The plant is expected to begin commercial operations before the end of 2022.
Nakheel Oman is a joint venture created by the partnership of the Diwan of Royal Court (represented by the Directorate General of Million Date Palm Plantation Project) and Oman National Investments Development Company (Tanmia).
Nakheel Oman has grown to become the sultanate’s leading date grower and one of the world’s major manufacturers of date palm goods and byproducts. Nakheel intends to invest in date palm, healthy food, and sustainable agriculture activities.