Oman Cement Embraces Sustainable Future with Waste-to-Energy Plant

Oman Cement Embraces Sustainable Future with Waste-to-Energy Plant

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Oman’s leading cement producer, Oman Cement, is taking a significant step towards sustainability by building a waste-to-energy facility at its Misfah complex. This innovative project aligns with Oman’s Vision 2040 goals and the company’s decarbonization efforts.

Harnessing Waste for Energy:

  • The plant will utilize Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), a processed form of municipal solid waste, as an alternative fuel source. This reduces reliance on natural gas and provides a solution for waste management.
  • This initiative follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Oman Environment Services Holding Company (be’ah) in 2023, supporting Oman Cement’s use of RDF.

Building on Existing Collaboration:

  • This project builds on a previous agreement with be’ah in 2020, where Oman Cement began using Tyre Derived Fuel (TDF) processed from scrap tires as a fuel source.

Modernization and Expansion:

  • Alongside the waste-to-energy plant, Oman Cement is undertaking several modernization initiatives at the Misfah complex:
    • Upgrading plant capacity by enhancing the existing Line-3 Cooler to increase clinker quality and production.
    • Installing a Fly-Ash storage and handling system for Fly Ash-Oil Well Cement production.
    • Adding a new packing and truck-loading unit to meet rising cement demand.

Financial Performance:

  • Oman Cement’s commitment to sustainability coincides with positive financial results. The company reported a 40% increase in net profit after tax during Q1 2024 compared to the same period in 2023.

Looking Ahead:

This project signifies Oman Cement’s commitment to environmental responsibility and a sustainable future. By embracing waste-to-energy technology and modernizing its operations, the company positions itself for continued growth while contributing to Oman’s environmental goals.

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