Abunayyan resigns as chair of ACWA Power Barka
08 Aug 18 by Carl Myers
Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan has resigned as chairman and board director of ACWA Power Barka in Oman, citing personal reasons.
A company release on the Muscat Securities Exchange on 7 August 2018 stated: “The board of directors and management team of the company acknowledges Abunayyan’s significant contributions during his term, and wishes him all the best in his endeavours.”
The news follows a release on 5 August about the impact of an algae bloom — the so-called “red tide” — off the Gulf of Oman, which hit the reverse osmosis (RO) expansion units at Barka 1 and 2, costing the company OMR 140,000 ($364,000).
The statement said: “During this algal bloom period, the pollutants level in the seawater elevated outside the technical limits as defined in the Water Purchase Agreements (WPAs) of the two RO expansion plants. The company and its operator are continuously monitoring these levels closely and have increased chemical dosing to the maximum in order to keep the two plants in partial operation until the seawater quality falls within the acceptable limits and full production is restored.”
The statement goes on to say that the incident is defined as “force majeure” in the respective WPAs, meaning that:
* ACWA Power Barka will get relief from liability for any consequent failure to perform its obligations;
* off-taker Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) will not pay for water not delivered; and
* the WPAs will be extended beyond their current end-date of 31 December 2021, for a period equal to the downtime.
Login on register to comment
A world leader committed to preserving resources through desalination and reuse
The Group designs
Leading expert delivers online masterclass on membrane fouling
There is only one week left to register for this exciting new format of online event and deepen your understanding of membrane fouling in only one hour.
Singapore International Water Week Turns 10 Years: Celebrating a Decade of Accomplishment in the Global Water Industry
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the world's premier platform to connect the water industry for innovative solutions and sustainable urban water management. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices
Related supplier content
Xylem reuse system to up potable water supply in Los Angeles
Water technology company
Sterlitech offers new ultrafiltration membranes
Laboratory products and membrane testing firm Sterlitech is offering Synder Filtration's recently developed ultrafiltration membranes
Osmoflo reports concentrate reduction success
Australian desalination company Osmoflo has reported success with site tests of its concentrate reduction technology for reverse osmosis (RO) plants. The firm said its Brine Squeezer system increased recovery from 80% to 95% in a mine wastewater recovery pilot.