OMAN – Renaissance Services Oman has announced a partnership with SOURCE Global, PBC to generate sustainably sourced drinking water for Renaissance Village Duqm (RSVD) in Oman’s Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD), with plans to expand to additional sites.

Renaissance is Oman’s leading accommodation, services solutions, and integrated facility management company, with a growing presence in UAE and Qatar.

The investment will be part of the Renaissance’s broader commitment to best-in-class technologies and reducing its environmental impact, which has led it to invest in producing premium drinking water made on-site with zero plastic waste.

“Water is life. We are delighted to partner with Source Global to implement this important green initiative here in Oman, and in particular, at Duqm. This is a future-focused, smart, sustainable solution that is aligned with the vision of SEZAD and OPAZ (Public Authority for Special Economic zones and Free zones) as a smart, green city,” said Stephen R Thomas, CEO, of Renaissance.

Adjacent to RSVD, the partners will install SOURCE Hydropanels, a patented technology that uses only the sun to harvest water from an entirely new and endlessly replenished resource – pure water vapor in the air – creating the first ‘water farm’ in Oman.

According to Renaissance, the project will create a sustainable source of clean, safe, and high-quality drinking water made locally in Oman and served in reusable glass bottles for the workforce staying in the world-class, 18,800+ bed RSVD, which is Oman’s largest International Labour Organization-compliant accommodation facility.  

“Adopting SOURCE® Hydropanels allows us to further push our sustainability agenda. We are contributing to reducing single-use plastic, preserving groundwater, and reducing CO2 emissions by using a sustainable and renewable approach to drinking water,” Thomas added.

The Arizona-based SOURCE Global, PBC, which has a mission of making drinking water an unlimited resource, operates in 52 countries and on six continents.

Robert Bartrop, CRO, SOURCE Global, PBC was proud to start working with Renaissance Services in support of their commitment to a greener future by partnering with a company that can produce high-quality drinking water even in dry and remote places and virtually anywhere on earth

He said the Hydropanel technology is 100% off-grid and offers industry leaders like Renaissance Services the opportunity to hydrate their workforce in a renewable, premium, and sustainable way.

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