The planned 3.5 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) IWP will be developed at Khasab, an Omani exclave bordering the UAE. Developers have until 11 December to submit prequalification entries for the proposed IWP.

State utility Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is currently evaluating prequalification entries for the planned Khasab independent water project (IWP).

The planned 3.5 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) IWP will be developed at Khasab, an Omani exclave bordering the UAE.

The utility received prequalification entries from 13 groups in December. The client is currently evaluating the entries before it issues tender documents to the prequalified groups.

The 13 groups which submitted prequalification entries are led by the following companies:

  • Abengoa (Spain)
  • Acwa Emirates (UAE)
  • Al-Fanar Energy (Saudi Arabia)
  • GS Inima (South Korea)
  • House of Trading and Services (local)
  • Metito (UAE)
  • Osmoflo (Australia)
  • Romman Premium Enterprise (local)
  • SETE Energy (Saudi Arabia)
  • Seven Seas (US)
  • Tedagua (Spain)
  • Utico (UAE)
  • Veolia (France)

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.

In October 2016, MEED reported that OPWP had received bids for the Salalah and Sharqiyah IWPs.

The project owner received prices from three groups for each scheme. Eight groups had been prequalified to participate in the tenders.

For the 22 million-imperial-gallon-a-day (MIGD) Salalah IWP, the three bidding groups are:

  • JGC (Japan) / Bahwan Group (local) / Doosan (South Korea)
  • ACS Cobra (Spain) / Tedagua (Spain)
  • Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia) / Veolia (France)

For the 17.5MIGD Sharqiyah project, bids were received from:

  • JGC / Bahwan Group / Doosan
  • ACS Cobra / Tedagua
  • GS Inima (South Korea)