OPWP releases RfP for Quriyat desalination project
Facility will have 200,000m3 per day of potable water output
State-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has released a request for proposal (RfP) to the shortlisted bidders to develop a new seawater desalination project in Quriyat, south of Muscat.
The pre-qualified applicants are GS Inima, Tedagua, a consortium led by Hyflux, a consortium led by Sumitomo, a consortium led by Valoriza, a consortium led by Itochu and a consortium led by Abengoa.
The scope of the project includes the design, construction, ownership, financing, operation and maintenance of a high- efficiency desalination facility with 200,000m3 per day (44 MIGD) of potable water output, to enter into commercial operation in March, 2017, according to a report in the Times of Oman.
The bid process is expected to result in the award and execution of all project agreements with the successful bidder by end of this year.