State-utility Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited firms to submit proposals for supervisory consultancy roles on the planned Salalah and Sharqiyah independent water projects (IWPs).

The supervisory consultant will provide project management and technical consultancy services during the construction, commissioning and testing of the planned Salalah and Sharqiyah IWPs.

Consultants have until 26 March to submit proposals for the supervisory consultancy contract.

OPWP received bids from developers for the main contracts on the Salalah and Sharqiyah IWPS in October 2016. 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)

OPWP is targeting a commissioning date of early 2019 for the Salalah IWP and the second quarter of 2020 for the Sharqiyah scheme. Early water from the Sharqiyah plant may be required by the second quarter of 2019.