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The Averda medical waste treatment plant in Liwa

Averda opens second medical waste plant in Oman

MUSCAT, OMAN, April 27, 2016

Environmental solutions provider Averda has started operations at its second medical waste treatment plant (MWTP) in Oman at Liwa. The company already operates one facility in Muscat (Al Multaqa).

Averda Oman’s medical waste treatment services cover the waste handling and collection, transportation, treatment and disposal from all government operated hospitals, public and private clinics and health centres, under the supervision and guidance of Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah). The newly commissioned Liwa facility covers the health units located in the governorates of north and south Albatinah, Al Dhahira and Al Buraimi, said a press release.

With two autoclave lines for medical waste treatment having a capacity of 150 kg/hr and 200 kg/hr, the new facility doubles the daily treatment capacity in the country.

The sterilized waste/bottom ash resulted from the incinerator line is sent to the municipal landfill for final disposal. The treated waste is completely safe and inert as it is being sterilized through the autoclave unit or exposed to very high temperatures in the incinerator for a long time. The regular monitoring procedures and laboratory tests in place assure a safe & environmentally friendly treatment process and disposal of the treated waste.

Mohammad Al Tohami, Averda Oman MWTP manager, said: “Our medical waste treatment facilities in both Al Multaqa and Liwa are 90 per cent automated and operational 18hrs per day, seven days a week. We use the latest technologies for the treatment and safe disposal of hazardous medical waste.”

“Within the upcoming few weeks, Averda will execute the second stage of be’ah’s plan and expand its waste management services to cover all Oman, except for Dhofar Governorate which has its own facility,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

 

  

 




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