Abeima closes in on Oman water treatment contract
Spanish firm places lowest bid to build $100mn plant for Haya Water.
Water technology specialist Abeima is in pole position to build a $100mn sewage treatment plant for Oman Wastewater Services Company (Haya Water).
The Spanish company placed the lowest bid for the contract to construct the project in Misfah in Bausher Wilayat, which will process sewage transported by tanker trucks, according to reports.
Bids were also received from a joint venture of Suez Environment and CCC, as well as VA Tech Wabag, the Oman Daily Observer said.
It will have a capacity of 32,000 cubic metres per day with a queuing area to accommodate up to 74 tankers at a time and 48 discharge bays.
A pipeline will be installed to carry treated sewage effluent to Haya Water’s storage tanks at Al Ansab located some 14 km away.
The successful bidder will design, build, and operate (optional for two years) the facility which is scheduled to begin operating in 2018.
Haya Watar refloated the tender due to a lukewarm response from contractors when it was first tendered out last year.