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Oman announces tenders on desalination

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has announced a tender to provide “Technical Advisory Services” for its plans to increase water and power supply.

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The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has announced a tender to provide “Technical Advisory Services” for its plans to increase water and power supply.

The project covers the contracting of future power and related water capacity, tied in with a broader push in the country to secure supplies by 2022.

Oman is aiming to increase its overall desalinated water capacity under contract to OPWP to 1.3 million m3/day by 2020.

News has also emerged this week that Oman’s first gas-fired power generation and water desalination plant at Al Ghubra will be fully retired by Q3 2018.

Featuring seven multistage flash (MSF) units, providing 185,000 m3/day, the phasing out of the plant demonstrates the transition from thermal-based desalination to membranes in the region.

The water supply has been replaced by an independent water project (IWP) using reverse osmosis modules on a site adjacent to the old Ghubra plant, completed in late 2015.

The bid submission date for the technical advisory services is October 26th and the tender announcement can be seen.

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