Oman: OPWP inks agreements for desalination plantsby Paromita Dey on Mar 15, 2016
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) signed an agreement with Muscat Water to establish temporary desalination plants in Quriyat, Muscat and Aseela in South A'Sharqiyah.
Chairman of PAEW,Mohammed bin Abdullah al- Mahrouqi, said in a statement: "The signing of these agreements to set up temporary water stations came as one of the alternatives adopted by PAEW to find quick solutions to address any shortages may occur for water in Quriyat and the Governorates of South and North A'Sharqiyah."
"There will be expansion in the Sur desalination plant and is expected to be completed in 2016, so we decided that there is a need to have another station to support the existing station to feed the Governorates of South and North A'Sharqiyah."
"The desalination plant in the Wilayat of Quriyat will run till the end of June of this year and Aseela station in the Governorate of South A'Sharqiyah at the end of July of this year."
The agreement was signed by Eng Yaqoub bin Saif al- Kiyoumi, chief operating officer of OPWP and on behalf of Muscat Water Haitham al Fannah, chief operations officer of al Sulaimi Group Holding.
The scope of the project includes the design, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of a high efficiency reverse osmosis desalination facilities.
The total potable water output of Quriyat plant is 8,000 m3 per day whereas for Aseela plant it is 10,000 m3 per day, reported ONA.
According to the agreement, OPWP will purchase the potable water produced by the project under a water purchase agreement.
Speaking at the event, Eng Naif bin Ali al- Abri, acting director of projects development at OPWP said: "This project is part of temporary and urgent desalination water projects being developed by OPWP in coordination with PAEW to keep up with the growing demand for water in the Sultanate."