The Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited consultants to submit proposals for advisory services roles on its planned Wadi Dayqah independent water project (IWP).

Companies have been invites to submit proposals by 30 October for the financial and commercial advisory services role on the planned IWP.

The client has not released any details on the proposed size of the planned Wadi Dayqah IWP. In August, OPWP invited consultants to submit proposals for the technical advisory services role.

The project is part of Oman’s plans to increase desalination capacity to cope with forecasted demand. OPWP expects water demand in the main interconnected system to increase at a rate of 5 per cent a year to 2023, from 746,000 cubic metres per day (cm/d) in 2016 to 1.1 million cm/d by 2023.

The IWP will boost potable water production in the Wadi Dayqah area, with the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) currently undertaking a project comprising of two dams at Wadi Dayqah, which is expected to have the capacity to provide up to 15 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) by early 2019.