Sohar keeps Oman’s desalination contract flurry flowing

March 15, 2016
A Spanish led consortium led by Sacyr subsidiary Valoriza Agua has won the 250,000 m3/day Sohar desalination project in Oman...

MUSCAT, Oman – A consortium led by Spanish Sacyr subsidiary Valoriza Agua has won the 250,000 m3/day Sohar desalination project in Oman.

Awarded by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), the independent water project will include the design, construction, ownership, financing and operation & maintenance.

The project is part of the OPWP’s plan for five further desalination plants, as set out in a seven year statement.

Earlier this month the 281,000 m3/day Barka desalination plant moved forward with a Suez-led consortium winning the project (read WWi article).

Oman is aiming to increase its overall desalinated water capacity under contract to OPWP to 1.3 million m3/day by 2020.

The Sohar consortium includes Valoriza Water (51%), along with Oman Brunei Investment Company (25%) and Sogex Oman (24%).

Using reverse osmosis membranes, the facility is expected to start operation in 2018.


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Tom Freyberg

Tom Freyberg is an experienced environmental journalist, having worked across a variety of business-to-business titles. Since joining Pennwell in 2010, he has been influential in developing international partnerships for the water brand and has overseen digital developments, including 360 degree video case studies. He has interviewed high level figures, including NYSE CEO’s and Environmental Ministers. A known figure in the global water industry, Tom has chaired and spoken at conferences around the world, from Helsinki, to London and Singapore. An English graduate from Exeter University, Tom completed his PMA journalism training in London.

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