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Water desalination plant to be awarded in Oman

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will award an independent seawater desalination project in Sharqiyah in October 2017.

The plant is expected to start operations in the third quarter of 2019. [representational image]
The plant is expected to start operations in the third quarter of 2019. [representational image]

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will award an independent seawater desalination project in Sharqiyah in October 2017

The announcement was made by Yaqoob bin Saif Al Kiyumi, chief executive officer of OPWP.

Four consortiums, JGC, GS Inima, ACWA and Tedagua, led by international developers are bidding for a license to develop the Independent Water Project (IWP), which will have a desalination capacity of 17.6 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD).

According to Times of Oman, the plant is expected to start operations in the third quarter of 2019, aimed at meeting growing demand for potable water.

Al Kiyumi said that another IWP in the Sultanate’s southern Salalah region, which will have a desalination capacity of 22 MIGD, got delayed and the same will be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

The total investment for both the desalination projects is estimated at $272m.

 

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