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Australian firm bags EPC deal for Oman desal plant

Osmoflo to build 12.5mn imperial gallon per day facility in Barka

The plant will have a capacity of 12.5 million imperial gallons per day. (Image for illustrative purposes only)
The plant will have a capacity of 12.5 million imperial gallons per day. (Image for illustrative purposes only)

Australian desalination and wastewater company Osmoflo has announced that it has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 12.5mn imperial gallons per day (MIGD) (56,775m³) seawater reverse osmosis (RO) plant in Barka, Oman.

ACWA Power Barka, which was recently awarded phase two of the Barka desalination project by Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP), awarded the contract to Osmoflo.

The project is part of the phase-two expansion of ACWA Power’s operations in Barka, where it already runs a plant delivering 136,660m³ of water per day and 427 megawatts (MW) of power.

In a statement on the company website, Marc Fabig, managing director of Osmoflo, said: “The Barka project is an important project for us as it demonstrates the international capabilities of Osmoflo, it reinforces our ongoing commitment to international growth by servicing the global market.”

The system will be delivered in three phases, he added, the first of which is scheduled to be operational in August 2015.

Serving the city of Muscat and surrounding areas, the plant will address the increasing water demands of the region.

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