Oman floats tenders two independent water projects for Duqm and Khasab region

Posted on 1st June 2016

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has floated four initial tenders for development of two independent water projects, one each in Duqm and Khasab region of the Sultanate, said a report.

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These tenders are for the selection of consultants to conduct onshore and offshore studies for determining whether the seabed areas are smooth or sand, as well as the quality of water and other aspects related to the potential site, according to Times of Oman, according to Tradearabia  news report.

The proposed Duqm independent project will have a water desalination capacity of 60,000 cu m per day, while the Khasab desalination project will provide 16,000-20,000 cu m of water generation capacity, it stated.

These projects, which are expected to be completed by late 2019, are aimed at meeting the growing demand for water in the country’s different regions.

As far as the water grid is concerned, apart from the main interconnected system, the Sultanate has four independent zones – Salalah, Duqm, Khasab and Sharqiya, according to Tradearabia news report.

Also, requests for proposals for two independent water projects – Salalah and Sharquiya - have been floated by OPWP, which oversees the procurement of all new electricity generation and water desalination capacity in the country, said the report.

These two projects are expected to be ready by early 2019, it added.

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