Sacyr-led group wins Oman deal

A consortium led by Sacyr subsidiary Valoriza Agua has won a US$ 1.2 billion, design, construction, operation and maintenance deal for a 250,000m³/d reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Sohar on Oman’s Batinah coast.

Oman Power & Water Procurement Company awarded the contract to a consortium of Valoriza Water (51%) with Oman Brunei Investment Company (25%) and Sogex Oman (24%). The plant is scheduled to begin operation in 2018.

The contract includes the purchase of the plant’s drinking water output under a 20-year water purchase agreement.
The project is reported to be one of the largest investments in desalination of seawater in Oman.

The contract, according to Sacyr, consolidates the group’s strategy and strengthens its presence in the Middle East. Spain’s Valoriza Agua has designed and built more than 100 plants with a total production of 1.7 million m³/day; desalted water making it the sixth largest company in the world in terms of contracted capacity of desalinated water for the period 2006- 2013.