The Sultanate of Oman is all set to launch the first solar-powered biodiesel refinery. The largest of its kind in the GCC, the facility utilises used cooking oil, turning waste into biodiesel. This biofuel is then supplied to different industries, helping these sectors dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.
With an investment of more than US$380,000, the green area project will supply buildings with alternative energy. This project will provide solutions and possible ways to raise efficiency and reduce consumption whilst also reducing carbon emissions and preserving the environment.
With an urgent need to diversify energy resources to reduce dependence on gas generation, the Biogas Electricity Project aims to create value from bio waste. The total investment for the project currently stands at approximately US$84 million.
The Sultanate of Oman has around 530 sq km of coral reefs, supporting over 100 species of coral and 579 species of reef fish. With the help of various policies and initiatives, the nation has implemented large scale artificial reef projects in 14 Governorates, which house a total of 13,906 artificial reefs currently.
The Ports in Oman are working towards optimising 40% of energy in container terminal lighting to offset 50% of the carbon footprint associated with electrical power consumption within these terminals.
146 MW of Solar-Diesel-Storage Hybrid Projects spread over 11 sites will be built across the nation. With an investment of more than US$129 million, the project will use solar energy in addition to diesel in the Governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta and South Al Sharqiyah, along with Musandam and Adh’Dhahirah.
The Sahem 2 project will oversee installation of solar energy stations across 8,500 homes. This will achieve savings of 42% on electricity bills and save up to 2 billion m3 of gas. With an investment of over US$2 million, the project will generate approximately 200 MW of energy annually.
Regulating the Sultanate of Oman’s construction and building codes to include energy efficient and sustainable building specifications that help further rationalise consumption. The codes will be designed to include regulations, standards, executive specifications related to design, construction, and maintenance to ensure safety, public health, and sustainability.
Contribution towards Oman’s economic diversification and sustainable growth by active enhancement of the nation’s IT infrastructures, up-scaling networks, and development of centralised digital capabilities to expand cybersecurity infrastructure.
Streamlining of the fleet with new aircrafts that offer greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions as well as software updates to chart fuel-efficient flight routes. Updated APU/GPU software will collect data to support initiatives to reduce APU usage.
As a high-volume product derived from non-renewable petroleum resources that is designed for single use; tires do not fit the desired paradigm of reduce, reuse, recycle. The nation is preparing to recycle over 30,000 tonnes of scrap tires per annum.
A robust strategy has been chalked out to resolve the waste management problem in the Sultanate of Oman. The country is working towards the establishment of 16 engineered landfills, 65 waste transfer stations, and 4 waste treatment plants at different locations. The investments to initialise these projects total up to approximately US$6.5 billion.