National Glass Recycling Co. SAOC, Oman, has announced it will be the first state-of-the-art glass recycling plant to open in the Sohar industrial area of Oman. The plant will have the capacity to process 650 tons a day and will be the first glass recycling facility within the Gulf Cooperation Council, according to a release from Glass Scan Technologies.
The company is headed by Ramesh Mani, chief executive officer and managing investor partner. The project is also supported and introduced by Sheikh Hilal Humad Al Hasani, CEO of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), along with investors from both government and private sectors. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2019.
According to the release, the glass recycling plant is specifically designed to meet the needs of various glass manufacturers within the GCC in terms of specifications, volumes and pricing. The glass recycling technology is an “exclusive and patented” technology from Glass Scan Technologies, which has the “know-how” and “strategic industry partners” to support the implementation and introduction of glass recycling to the public, arrange and operate waste glass collection, build and operate a glass recycling plant and control and manage all relevant data, according to the release.
The equipment will be manufactured and supplied by Binder+Co, Austria, a supplier of top glass recycling technologies.
The release says National Glass Recycling Co. SAOC has confirmed “long-term import agreements” for broken glass, raw materials and export sales agreements with glass manufacturers, which ensures the booking of the capacities in advance.
A press conference on this project will be held Oct. 23 at Glasstec, an international trade fair for glass production, processing and products in Düsseldorf, Germany.