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Oman’s Qurayyat desalination plant complete

by Baset Asaba on Jan 9, 2017




Muscat Water, a joint venture between Al Sulaimi Group Holding and AquaSwiss AG, has completed the construction of its water desalination plant in Qurayat.

The plant will produce 8,000 cubic metres of desalinated water per day for supplying potable water to Qurayat and nearby villages, according to a company release.

Muscat Water had won the contract to build, own and operate a temporary desalination plant in Qurayat and Asselah through Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, a member of Nama Group, the sole procurer of all new power generation and water desalination capacity in the Sultanate, through a tendering process. A signing ceremony took place in March, 2016. The project is structured as an independent water project (IWP) with OPWP purchasing the potable water produced by the project under a water purchase agreement.

The completion represents a significant milestone in the development of Muscat Water’s water treatment business, one of its key target markets. This project also strengthens Muscat Water’s standing as an Omani company which has established itself as a successful owner and operator of water treatment facilities.

Muscat Water aims to produce potable water at very competitive prices through unique differentiating technologies, to assure a high local Omani content, and to develop significant in–country-value through the deployment of Omani manpower and local manufacturing capabilities in its projects.

Thus, OPWP and Muscat Water share the same motive to meet the growing needs for water while creating more employment opportunities within the country through the project. Muscat Water is involved in several projects in water treatment and desalination in the Sultanate, and their next project will be the completion of the desalination plant in Asselah.


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