Bids invited for $400m Oman IWP
42 MIGD desalination project for Oman out to tender
A $400m independent water project in Oman has been opened for developers, as the tender board invites interested bidders to prequalify for the competitive bid process.
State-owned OPWP will be overseeing the procurement of the Ghubrah IWP on behalf of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water, and the tender will be for the license to develop, own, finance and operate the 42 million-gallon-per-day plant.
Estimated to cost in the region of $400m, the Ghubrah plant will be built on the site of the existing Al Ghubrah Power Generation and Water Desalination Plant in Muscat Governorate, with KPMG advising on the plant’s procurement process.
Phase 1 – 30 MIGD – is planned for operation in by May 2013, with the second and final phase by April 2014, and water produced will be purchased by OPWP under a long-term water purchase agreement.