Seven firms shortlisted for Quriyat desalination project

Desalination project  ro plantThe Quriyat desalination project is expected to increase the overall capacity of desalinated water in Oman. (Image source: ro plant)Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has revealed the request for proposal (RfP) to the shortlisted bidders for the development of a new seawater desalination project in Quriyat, south of Muscat

The bid process is expected to result in the award and execution of all project agreements with the successful bidder by end of this year, OPWP stated.

Working alongside the Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW), OPWP has undertaken the project to support the water balance in the Muscat governorate, it said.

According to OPWP, the project is among others being rolled out by the company to increase the overall capacity of desalinated water in Oman under contract to OPWP from the current output of 670,000 cu m per day to 1,300,000 cu m per day by 2020.

"The project will be the first IWP to be tendered following the amendment to the sector law under which subjects independent water project companies to regulation by the Authority for Electricity Regulation," said engineer Ahmed Al Jahdhami, chief executive officer of OPWP.

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