OPWP seeks consultant for two desalination projects

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) has invited specialized companies to submit offers for supervisory consultancy services for the Ghubrah IWP and Barka I water projects, both of which involve desalination plants.

Via its tender 15/2012, OPWP wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to provide project management and technical consultancy services during the construction, commissioning and testing of the projects, which are being implemented on a build-own-operate basis under the terms of respective water purchase agreements with OPWP.

The Ghubrah IWP will be based on a 42 million MIGD (191,000 m³/d) capacity seawater reverse-osmosis desalination plant. The announcement of the winning tender for the project is imminent.

The Barka I project is a 10 MIGD (45,460 m³/d) extension to the existing ACWA Power Barka plant.

Closing date for tenders is 8 December 2012.