EXCLUSIVE: Oman invites bids for IWP

30 August 2018
Six groups have been prequalified to participate in the tender

Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has issued the request for proposals (RFP) for a planned independent water project (IWP) at Khasab.

MEED reported in 2017 that OPWP had prequalified firms for the IWP, and the client has now invited developers to submit proposals in November, according to sources close to the project. The planned 3.5 million imperial gallon a day (MIGD) IWP will be developed at Khasab, an Omani enclave bordering the UAE.

The six firms that have been prequalified to participate in the tender are:

  • Acwa Emirates (UAE) / Sogex (local)
  • Utico (UAE)
  • Seven Seas Corporation (US) / Aqua Venture (US)
  • Veolia Middle East (France)
  • GS Inima (South Korea)
  • Tedagua (Spain).

The project is part of the sultanate’s plans to build additional desalination capacity to meet forecast demand, which is expected to rise by more than 6 per cent a year until 2020, according to OPWP.

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