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Local firm awarded contract for Salalah IWPP

Omani subcontractor to supply civil works.

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The Salalah IWPP will supply the Dhofar region.
The Salalah IWPP will supply the Dhofar region.

The Omani Teejan Trading and Contracting Company has signed an agreement with the SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Company to provide civil works for the Salalah Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP).

“We are delighted to have been appointed on this project,” Hamed Alharrasi, chairman of the Teejan Group, told the Khaleej Times. The size of the contract was not revealed.

SEPCO III is the EPC contractor for the US$1bn project, awarded to SembCorp Utilities and Oman Investment Corporation SAOC in November 2009. Hydrochem, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux, is the sub-contractor for the seawater desalination plant.

The gas-fired plant, which is expected to become operational in mid-2012, will have a capacity of 445 MW and will produce 15 million imperial gallons of water per day. Its output will meet the growing demand for power and water for the Dhofar region.
 

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