Oman calls for tenders on desalination plant pair

Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has unveiled plans to open the construction of two water desalination plants to tender.

Chairman of PAEW, Mohammed bin Abdulla al Mahrouqi, said that documentation for a project at Qurayat near the Omani capital Muscat, and another at Wadi Dayqah Dam was complete and had been sent to the tender board.

Both projects were scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

The Qurayat plant will provide water to the Daim Al Amerat reservoir which feeds the water transmission network in the Wilayat of Qurayat as well as the water networks located to the east of the Muscat governorate.

Mahrouqi said the Qurayat project, along with two other plants in Ghubra and Barka, would become a main sources of desalinated water for the Muscat Governorate. He said construction work at Al Ghubra desalination plant was nearing completion.

Meanwhile government-owned water utility Majis Industrial Services, has called for tenders for construction supervision of a 28,000 m³/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at the Sohar industrial port. The desalination plant will be part of a 40,000 m³/d facility to produce industrial cooling and process water.