Hyflux-led group wins US$ 250 million desalination plant tender

A consortium led by Singaporean water and environmental solutions company Hyflux has been awarded a US$ 250 million contract to design, build, own and operate an independent water project (IWP) in Oman.

The project in Qurayat, Muscat Governorate, was awarded by the government-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP), Hyflux reported. Hyflux’s consortium partners are National Power and Water Co.

The Qurayat IWP involves a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant with a design capacity of 200,000 m³/d. Under the letter of award, the consortium will need to further finalise details of the project with OPWP , and the award is contingent upon satisfying certain conditions.

The project is scheduled to begin commercial operation by May 2017 under a 20-year water purchase agreement with OPWP.

Hyflux’s role includes turnkey engineering, procurement and construction – a contract valued at $210 million – as well as operations and maintenance of the plant. Hyflux said the project is not expected to have a material financial impact on the company for the financial year ending on 31 December 2014.