Desalination plant produces 100 million cubic metres of drinking water in Sur, Oman
A total of 100 million cubic metres of desalinated drinking water has been produced at the Sharqiyah Desalination Plant based in Sur, Oman...
A total of 100 million cubic metres of desalinated drinking water has been produced at the Sharqiyah Desalination Plant based in Sur, Oman.
The announcement was made during an event to celebrate the extension of Veolia’s Build-Own-Operate (BOO) contract signed in 2007, to cover the expansion of the plant.
Oman’s Sharqiyah Desalination Company signed an agreement to expand the 80,000 cubic meter Sur Desalination plant 160 km south west of Muscat.
Under the amended Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) with state-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), the Veolia-led company will add 51,000 cubic meters to what is already the largest Independent Water Project (IWP) in Oman.
The plant, which produces 80,000 cubic meters per day of desalinated drinking water, through a reverse osmosis (RO) process provides 350,000 inhabitants of the Sharqiyah region with clean drinking water.
The Sur Desalination Plant was built by a consortium composed of OTV, a Veolia subsidiary and Bahwan Engineering Company in 2007 and is currently operated by Bahwan Veolia, a JV between Bahwan and Veolia.
The expansion project will be developed on a BOO basis and will be located adjacent to the existing reverse osmosis project at Sur.
Veolia owns a 35.75% stake in the project with Oman’s National Power and Water Company (NPW) holding 29.25% and the remaining equity free floating in the Muscat Securities Exchange.
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