Five firms in frame for Oman water project
OPWP considering licence for $400m Ghubrah IWP
The Oman Daily Observer has reported that five firms remain in the frame for a licence to build the planned Ghubrah IWP project in Muscat Governorate. The project, which is valued at between US $350 and $400 million, will see the construction of a 42 million imperial gallons per day desalination plant, based on seawater reverse osmosis technology.
Still under consideration by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) are Singapore-based Hyflux Ltd, Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, Spain’s Acciona Agua and Grupo Cobra, and Malakoff International of Malaysia.
The new plant is set to be built at the site of the existing Ghubrah Power and Water plant, which is going to be decommissioned.
Oman is investing substantially in its water sector, with an announcement back in May stating that the country’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water was planning $7.5 billion in investments in water infrastructure projects over the next 20 years.