Al Ghubrah RO desalination plant awarded in Oman

Sponsored by

The 190,000 m3/day Al Ghubrah Independent Water Project (IWP) in Muscat, Oman has been awarded to a consortium of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, in conjunction with Malaysia’s Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Spanish firm Cadagua SA.

Under a build-own-operate (BOO) project, the constructed facilities will be operated and maintained over a 20-year period, with operation slated to commence in September 2014.

The project is expected to cost up to approximately US$377.8 million in total. Sumitomo Corporation and Malakoff will respectively invest in 45% of the shares of the project company as major shareholders. The two companies will also establish an operation and maintenance (O&M) company for active involvement in the contract.

Oman's daily water demand currently amounts to about 700,000 m3 and is expected to continue growing by 2-3% per year. Demand is notably increasing in the metropolitan area centered on Muscat, and the Government of Oman is planning to launch multiple IWPs to address the situation.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Parsons honored for completion of AZ county wastewater reclamation plants

Parsons was honored by Pima County, Ariz., at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its work on the Regional Optimization Master Plan, including the completion of both wastewater reclamation facilities projects Tres Rios and Agua Nueva in Tucson.

Ontario WWTPs adopt new stators to increase pump life

Hamilton, Ontario has implemented new stators for its wastewater treatment plants as a means to increase pump life in the facilities.

Sewage, water pollution in Niagara River to be reduced with approved plan

The Buffalo Sewer Authority's plan to reduce the amount of sewage and stormwater runoff that flow from the city of Buffalo, N.Y.'s combined sewer system has been approved by EPA and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Partnership to help distribute Veolia water/wastewater systems in Middle East

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has signed a partnership with Corys Environment to promote water and wastewater systems developed in UAE and the Emirates of Dubai in particular.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA