BP has renewed Veolia Middle East’s five-year contract for a reverse osmosis raw water treatment plant in Oman’s Khazzan tight gas field.

Veolia will continue to handle operations and maintenance at the facility, which has a capacity of 6,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d), split between 4,000 cm/d of processed water and 2,000 cm/d of drinking water.

Veolia did not mention the value of its contract in its statement.

In line with the sultanate’s economic development strategy, Veolia “plans to promote Omanisation, raising the proportion of Omani citizens in its workforce to 80 per cent within the contract’s first six months”.

It will also roll out a tailor-made in-country value procurement programme that will prioritise Omani goods and suppliers.

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