Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW) has received seven bids to build an extension to the Al-Khuwaimah desalination facility in the Sharqiyah region.

Bids were originally to be submitted by 19 April before PAEW extended the deadline to 26 April.

The bidders and prices are:

  • Desert Line Projects (local) – OR2.890m ($7.5m)
  • Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (local) – OR1.203m
  • Global Chemicals and Maintenance System (local) – OR1.327m
  • Nafal Contracting and Trading Company (local) –OR1.390m
  • Al-Ansari Engineering Services (local) – OR1.622m
  • Towell al-Zawra Engineering Services Company (local) – OR2.338m
  • International Desalination & Water Treatment (Egypt) – OR1.433m

The project will increase the installed capacity of the project from 100 cubic metres a day to 400 cubic metres a day. The selected bidder will build, operate and maintain the facility.

The extension is part of a programme by the authority to build and upgrade desalination facilities in the sultanate.

A total of 10 projects will be implemented in the scheme, including four new projects and six upgrade projects.