BP Oman renews contract with Veolia

Veolia and BP Khazzan Partnership Image 1 High ResOil firm BP has renewed Veolia Middle East’s five-year contract for a reverse osmosis raw water treatment plant in Oman’s Khazzan tight gas field

Resource management firm Veolia will continue to handle operations and maintenance (O&M) at the facility, which has a capacity of 6,000 cu/m per day, split between 4,000 cu/m per day of processed water and 2,000 cu/m per day of drinking water.

Sébastien Chauvin, CEO of Veolia Middle East, said, “With this new contract, BP and Veolia have reaffirmed their support of the sultanate’s strategic vision. The scheme is an example of Veolia’s commitment towards sustainable development in the industries and communities in which it operates.”

In line with the government’s economic development strategy, Veolia plans to promote Omanisation by increasing the proportion of Omani citizens in its workforce to 80 per cent within the first six months of the contract. It will also launch a tailor-made in-country value procurement programme that will prioritise Omani goods and suppliers

Aflah Al Hadhrami, BP’s regional director for PSCM, commented, “BP is committed to supporting Oman’s In-Country Value initiative.

“Our contract with Veolia and the way it is structured is another example of how we are committed to building local content into our supply chain, a key focus area of our procurement strategy.”

Veolia has been operating in Oman for more than 12 years. The sultanate remains one of its most important development platforms in the Gulf, employing more than 120 people to date.

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