Oman Wastewater Services Company (Haya Water) is planning to invest a further RO1bn ($2.3bn) on new water projects in the sultanate until 2018.

Speaking at MEED’s Oman Investment Forum 2012 in Muscat, Hussain Hassan ali Abdul Hussain, Haya Water’s chief executive officer, said the firm currently has 12 projects with a total value of RO700m in Oman, and that this figure was planned to rise to RO1.7bn by 2018.

Haya’s current portfolio includes the wastewater treatment plant in Darsait, Muscat.

Haya Water awarded a RO37m contract on 31 October 2010 to build a wastewater treatment plant at Darsait and signed the contract on 19 January 2011. The contract was awarded to Spain’s Cadagua and the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting. The firms are currently building the 50,000-cubic-metre-a-day (cm/d) plant.