Al Dahira water transmission system to be operational by year-end – Oman

A major water transmission project that will supply desalinated water from Suhar to towns in Al Dhahirah Governorate will be operational before the end of this year, according to an official of Oman Water and Wastewater Services (OWWC).

Eng Ibrahim bin Hamad al Hasani, Project Manager, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the transmission project, currently 81 per cent complete, will ease the Al Dhahirah’s dependence on groundwater for its requirements of potable water. Groundwater supplies are currently sourced from the Al Massarat Basin.


Spanish firm wins contract to design new water project in Oman – Oman

Spanish based international engineering consultant Savener has announced that it has been awarded a contract to undertake the engineering design of a new desalination plant due to come up at Barka in South Al Batinah Governorate.

Savener, a global grouping of consultants with expertise ranging from aeronautics and water desalination to energy efficiency and civil architecture, says the contract was awarded by the partnership of GS Inima of Spain and Italian Fisia Italimpianti of Italy.

The latter partnership is the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor for the so-called Barka-V seawater reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant with a capacity of around 100,000 cubic metres per day (equivalent to 22 million imperial gallons per day MIGD).


New Salalah desalination plant commences commercial operation – Oman

Abengoa Agua, the water division of Spanish based international infrastructure and energy specialist, has announced the successful completion of the construction of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in Salalah.

The 113,500 cubic metres /day capacity desalination plant has been built for a consortium led by ACWA Power and also composed of Veolia and Dhofar International for Investment and Development Co SAOG.

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has acted as offtaker.


$160m Salalah water project set for commercial operation – Oman

The developers of the first Independent Water Project (IWP) in Dhofar Governorate are preparing to shortly bring the desalination scheme into full commercial operation — a $160 million investment that will support the escalating potable water requirements of Salalah City and its environs.

Dhofar Desalination Company SAOC, led by Riyadh-headquartered ACWA Power — one of the largest players in Oman — is developing the 113,650 cubic metres/day (25 million imperial galls per day — MIGD) capacity plant near Mirbat outside Salalah.

Environmental engineering and water services firm Veolia Middle East, as well as Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Co SAOG (DIDIC), are also shareholders in the project company.


Pact signed to operate Diam’s facilities with solar energy – Oman

The Public Authority for Water – Diam and Shell Oman have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to operate some water assets of Diam using solar energy.

The pact came in accordance with Diam’s vision regarding enhancement of the operational efficiency of its assets, and also within the community initiatives undertaken by Shell Oman.

The MoC was signed by Dr Fahd bin Salem al Hosani, general manager of projects and acting chairman of Diam, and Intisaar al Kindi, deputy country chairman and general manager, Upstream of Shell Oman.


Wilayat of Shaleem and Al Halaniyat : Rich in oil and fish – Oman

The Wilayat of Shaleem and Al Halaniyat islands offer a mix of both sea and desert.

The islands have a reputation of being one of the biggest fishing destinations across the Sultanate.

With a beautiful rocky seacoast and lush landscapes, Wadi Shuwaymiyah offers opportunities enough to fulfil your fishing adventures.


Webuild Bags 2 Desalination Contracts in Oman – Oman

Webuild Group’s unit Fisia Italimpianti has won two engineering, procurement and construction contracts worth a combined total of about USD 330 million for two desalination plants in Oman.

Located on the coast in the Gulf of Oman north of Muscat, the plants will serve residents living near the capital. The contracts, commissioned by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (, will have Fisia Italimpianti and its joint-venture partner GS Inima Environment build plants that use the reverse osmosis process to desalinate water from the sea.

The first, Ghubrah 3 IWP, will have a production capacity of 300,000 cubic metres of water a day, while the second, Barka 5 IWP, will produce 100,000 cubic metres a day.


$400mln mega water projects to come up in Oman – Oman

South Korean-based global construction heavyweight GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) has announced that consortiums led by its wholly-owned Spanish subsidiary, GS Inima, have secured mandates to build a pair of major Independent Water Projects (IWPs) in the Sultanate with a combined investment of over $400 million.

The first of these water desalination schemes will come up at Ghubrah in Muscat Governorate, while the other is planned at Barka in South Al Batinah Governorate.

Wholly financed, developed and operated by the private sector, both projects will help meet robust potable water demand growth in the capital city, as well as the populous Batinah belt over the long term.


Why thirsty Arab region needs sustainable desalination tech – Oman

A desalination plant in the Omani port city of Sur, south of the capital Muscat.

Water for residents and businesses from the plant improves the quality of life for some 600,000 people. A desalination plant in the Omani port city of Sur, south of the capital Muscat.

Water for residents and businesses from the plant improves the quality of life for some 600,000 people.

Assets of Oman’s Tanweer surge 26pc to RO 533m in 2019 – Oman

The Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tamweer), a subsidiary of The Electricity Holding Company (Nama Group), has reported an impressive 26 percent growth in the value of its nationwide assets, which rose to RO 533 million at the end of 2019, up from RO 422 million a year earlier.

It underscores wholly-government-owned Tanweer’s increasingly important role as the sole provider of electricity and potable water to vast swathes of the Sultanate that lie far beyond the coverage of the nation’s main power and water grids.

Included in the company’s jurisdiction are the governorates of Musandam and Al Wusta, parts of Al Dakhiliyah and South Al Sharqiyah, and much of Dhofar – aggregating around 73 per cent of the land area of the country.