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Oman desal plant to be tendered in Q4

42 MG IPP has reached consultancy stage, bids expected later this year

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A new desalination plant for Oman is expected to be put out to tender in Q4 2011. (Getty Images)
A new desalination plant for Oman is expected to be put out to tender in Q4 2011. (Getty Images)

A new desalination plant in Oman, with a projected capacity of 42 million gallons, is expected to be put out to tender later this year, as the government seeks to secure a water supply for the Sultanate.

The $350 million Ghubra independent water desalination project, which will use reverse osmosis technology, has now reached consultancy stage with the government expected to seek bids from developers in the fourth quarter of this year.

Chairman of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) Mohammed Abdullah al Mahrouqi also revealed that plans are in the pipeline to construct two large-scale desalination plants in Qurayat and Suwayq, in an attempt to meet increasing demand for water.
 

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