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Oman awards $250mn Qurayyat IWP contract

Singaporean firm hyflux to develop 200,000 cm3 per day desalination project

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Singapore's Hyflux and National Power and Water Co have received a letter of award to design, build, own and operate an independent water desalination project in Oman.

The $250mn contract for the Qurayyat IWP project has been awarded by the government-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP).

Qurayyat IWP will be a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant with a designed capacity of 200,000 cubic metres per day.

Under the letter of award, the consortium will need to further finalise details of the project with OPWP, and the award is contingent upon satisfying certain conditions precedent.

The project is scheduled to start commercial operation by May 2017 under a 20-year water purchase agreement with OPWP.

Hyflux said its role includes turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance of the plant. The value of the EPC contract is $210mn.

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