Oman plans desalination plant for Muscat
The plant will be capable of producing 180,000 m3/day of water a day
A desalination plant capable of producing 180,000 cubic metres of water a day, about what’s needed for 800,000 people, is being planned to boost supplies to Muscat, local media reported, citing the Oman Power & Water Procurement (OPWP).
It said the plant at Quriyyat that the state company floated a tender for pre-qualifying companies to bid for would be the third independent water project in the Sultanate after Sur, operated by Bahwan Veolia Water with less than half that capacity, and Ghubrah, which is under construction.
Earlier this year the Al Ghubra 191,000 m3/day, 20-year desalination deal was signed between OPWP and a consortium between Malaysia-based Malakoff International, Sumitomo Corp of Japan and Cadagua SA of Spain.