OPWP opens tender for Qurayat IWP
New water plant targeting a Q2 2016 completion date
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has reportedly opened the tender for financial and commercial advisory services for a new IWP in Qurayat. The Oman Daily Observer has stated that international consultants have been invited to make expressions of interest in the new project.
The new plant, located on Oman’s coast south of Muscat, is said to have a planned capacity of 40 milion imperial gallons per day – or 180,000 cubic metres per day – of desalinated water. The plant will use reverse osmosis technology, and will be similar in siz to the Ghubrah IWP, which is set to be awarded soon.
The scheme will help boost the quantity of desalinated water supplies coming from the country’s south, with principle water supplies primarily coming from Sohar and Muscat at present.
Reports on the Ghubrah project had previously suggested that five international firms were being considered for the project – valued at between US $350 million and $400 million.