Oman

Oman’s Diam begins work on $390mln Buraimi water project – Oman

Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), has started executing a project to carry water from the Sohar Desalination Plant to the Governorate of Al Dhahirah through a 222 km main pipeline at a cost of more than RO 150 million.

The project comprises nine concrete storage tanks with a total capacity of 451,000 cubic metres at Suhar, Mahdha and Dhank in addition to four pumping stations with a maximum capacity to pump 144,000 cubic metres of water per day in Suhar.

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MEDRC INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR $700,000 GLOBAL WATER PRIZE – Oman

MEDRC Water Research and The Research Council have today announced the opening of the online application window for respondents to the Oman Humanitarian Desalination Challenge Prize.

The challenge is a $700,000 prize awarded to the person or team that can deliver a hand-held, stand-alone, low-cost, desalination device suitable for short-term use and rapid deployment in the event of a humanitarian crises.

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Hogan lovells advises on the Sharqiyah IWP in Oman – Oman

Hogan Lovells has advised JGC Corporation, United Infrastructure Development Company (part of Bahwan Engineering Group) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, the successful bidder, on the Sharqiyah Independent Water Project (“IWP”) in the Sultanate of Oman. Financial close was achieved on the 5th of November, 2018.

The Sharqiyah IWP is a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant that will sell approximately 80,000m3 of desalinated water per day for 20 years to the Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. SAOC (“OPWP”) – the single buyer of power and water for all independent power and water projects within Oman.

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Inge Wins Contract to Supply UF technology for Oman’s Sea Water Desalination Plant – Oman

a German company specialising in ultrafiltration (UF) technology – received a contract to supply its UF solutions as part of a sea water desalination project in Oman commissioned by Al Asilah Desalination Company Saoc + Opwp.

Although not specified in the original tender, the system integrator for the project, Doosan, ultimately decided to use UF instead of conventional methods such as sand filters because they were so impressed by UF’s superior reliability, longer lifetime and better membrane maintenance.

Having spent many years cooperating with inge on a number of pilot projects, the OEM was already familiar with inge’s portfolio.

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‘Small fire’ put out at Oman’s Barka 2 water plant – Barka – Oman

A “small fire” broke out at Oman’s Barka 2 water desalination plant over the weekend, operator SMN Power Holding confirmed.

The fire started in the low-voltage (LV) switchgear room of the plant, which has since halted operations.

No injuries were caused due to the fire, nor were any hazardous substances released. Civil defence authorities extinguished the fire with powder and carbon dioxide.

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OOC, Gulf Energy Development Public Company to work on gas and water project in Duqm – Duqm – Oman

Oman Oil Company (OOC) has secured a partnership agreement with Gulf Energy Development Public Company to develop a gas-fired power and water project at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Duqm.

The proposed Duqm independent water and power project (IWPP) will have a power generation capacity of 326MW and a desalination capacity of 8 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

The project will require a total investment of $483mn, reported MEED.

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Red tide disrupts operation of desalination plant in Barka – Barka – Oman

A red tide outbreak in Barka has forced ACWA Power to operate two of its water desalination plants below their capacity, resulting in a financial impact of RO140,000 to the company.

The company expects further delay in reverting to full operations as proliferation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) is continuing, which is likely to increase the financial impact of the outbreak.

 

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New water desalination projects on anvil: Diam

A string of new water desalination projects, currently under various stages of planning, tendering and development at key locations across the Sultanate, will help supplant older, less efficient projects nearing the end of their operational life, according to the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Diam).

“Diam believes that desalination plants are the strategic choice for providing safe drinking water of high quality and efficiency due to the geographical location of the Sultanate and the scarcity of groundwater resources,” the state-owned utility said in a recent overview of its activities.

 

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Japanese players enter debut facility in Oman.-Japan

A project to build a seawater desalination plant in Oman has secured US$114mn from a number of Japanese banks with cover from Japan’s export credit agency

Nexi.MUFG Bank, SMBC and Shinsei Bank will extend the loan to the Al Asilah Desalination Company in the form of project finance.

Currently under design, the project is expected to launch operations in 2021.

Thereafter it will sell approximately 80,000m³ desalinated water a day for over 20 years to the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, the single buyer of power and water for all IPP/IWPP projects within the Sultanate of Oman.

 

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Largest water desalination plant opens in Oman.

Muscat – The largest water desalination plant was officially opened, pumping up to 281,000 cubic metres per day.

The Barka Desalination Company has announced the commercial launch of the Barka Independent Water Project (IWP).

A consortium made up of Itochu Corporation, ENGIE, SUEZ, and Towell Engineering, to finance, build and operate a new seawater desalination plant in Barka under a 20-year Water Purchase Agreement.

 

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