A 650t/d glass recycling plant is to be built in Sohar, Oman.

The fully automated facility will be the first glass recycling site in the six countries that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

It will be named National Glass Recycling Co (NRGC).

It will be operational by the end of 2019 and is designed to meet the needs of varied glass manufacturers within the GCC region in terms of specifications, volumes and pricing.

The glass recycling technology is an exclusive and patented technology from Glass-Scan Technologies. It said it has the proprietary know-how and strategic industry partners to arrange and operate waste glass collection, build and operate a recycling glass plant and control and manage all relevant data.

The facility’s equipment will be manufactured and supplied by the Austrian recycling company, Binder.

The National Glass Recycling has secured long term import agreements for the broken and export sales agreements with glass manufacturers, which has ensured the pre-booking of the capacities well in advance.

The NGRC is headed by Mr. Ramesh Mani, who will be CEO and Managing Investor Partner.

The project is supported by Sheikh Hilal Humad Al Hasani, CEO - PEIE (which comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and has investors both from the Government and Private sectors.