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Oman to build new desal plant in Salalah

OPWP plans to commission new 20 MIGD project by Q1, 2019.

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Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will file a request for proposal (RfP) to develop a 20 MIGD water desalination plant in Salalah.

An initial tender inviting bidders will be floated before the year ends, Yaqoob Said al Kiyumi, chief operating officer of OPWP told Times of Oman.

'We are already in the process of appointing an advisor for developing the project,” al Kiyumi said, adding the project will be commissioned by the first quarter of 2019.

A similar project is being planned for Oman’s Sharqiya region, due for completion at the same time as the project in Salalah.
"There are small water projects (being planned) in Khasab and Duqm," al Kiyumi added.

Al Kiyumi was speaking to reporters at the ceremony confirming the development of Salalah Independent Power Project’s second phase.

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