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Mott MacDonald set to work on Oman desal plant

Firm named owner's engineer for $350m Ghubrah IWP in Muscat

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The Ghubrah IWP is valued at $350m and is scheduled for completion in October 2014. (GETTY IMAGES)
The Ghubrah IWP is valued at $350m and is scheduled for completion in October 2014. (GETTY IMAGES)

Mott MacDonald has announced that it has been named owner’s engineer for Oman’s Ghubrah Independent Water Project (IWP), in Muscat. The US $350 million developed is being led by a consortium that includes Malakoff International, Sumitomo Corporation and Cadagua, and is set to be located next to existing water production facilities.

When completed in October 2014, the plant will have an output capacity of 42 million imperial gallons of potable water per day.

Mott MacDonald’s role in the development will include review the engineering, procurement and construction contractor’s design, together with supervision of construction, commissioning and testing at the facility.

The Ghubrah facility incorporates submerged seawater intake and outfall, dissolved air flotation, dual media filtration, cartridge filtration, double pass reverse osmosis and remineralisation through carbon dioxide and lime dousing.

Mott MacDonal project director, Richard Hall, said: “This is the second IWP in Oman. Mott MacDonald was also involved in the first at Sur, acting as technical advisor to the government from conception through to completion.”
 

 

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