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Oman to build $155mn desalination plant

A consortium of ACWA Power Saudi Arabia, Veolia Middle East and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company has been contracted for the project that will cost $155.5mn.

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The plant will have a production capacity of 113,650 cubic metres per day
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The plant will have a production capacity of 113,650 cubic metres per day

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), a member of Nama Group, is set to sign agreements for the construction of the Salalah Water Desalination Plant.

A consortium of ACWA Power Saudi Arabia, Veolia Middle East and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company has been contracted for the project that will cost $155.5mn.

The plant will be built in the Ashur Plain in the Wilayat of Mirbat in Dhofar Governorate with a production capacity of 113,650 cubic metres per day, equivalent to 25 million gallons per day. The plant is expected to operate commercially by 2020.

Under the terms of the agreement, OPWP will have the right to purchase desalinated water produced from the plant during the concession period set for 20 years.

The project includes the design, construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of a highly efficient drinking water desalination plant using reverse osmosis technology.

ACWA Power holds a 50.1 per cent stake in the project, while Veolia Middle East has 35% and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding has 14.9%.

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