Majlis signs MoU to supply water to Oman chemical plant

chemical factory oman-nino satria sxc.huThe project is expected to be operational by the end of 2016. (Image source: Nino Satria/sxc.hu)Majis has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oman International Petrochemical Industry Company (OIPIC) to provide 3,500 cubic metres of industrial water per day to its upcoming chemical plant at Sohar

The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2016. Majis currently provides water utility services to the residents at Sohar Industrial Port Area (SIPA).

Rahma Bint Hamed Al Musharfafi, CEO of Majis, said, “Majis will build a new reverse osmosis based desalination plant at SIPA for the purpose.”

Majis also owns and operates a pumping station that feeds seawater for desalination to produce industrial water.

OIPIC is a joint venture company currently under formation which will be owned 50 per cent by Oman Oil Company, 20 per cent by Takamul Investment Company and 30 per cent by Kora’s LG.

The project will be completed in two phases to produce a total of 1.1mn tonnes of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and 500,000 tonnes of poly ethylene terephthalate (PET) per annum.

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