Reggiane will supply three MSF units, each with a capacity of 5,280 cubic metres a day (cm/d) and then supervise the construction work, which will be carried out by the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors selected for the Wafa gas and oil gathering network package. A team led by JGC Corporationof Japan is low bidder for the work at just over $1,200 million (MEED 18.1.02).

Supply and delivery of the MSF units and mechanical equipment is expected to take 16 months. Three other companies were bidding for the desalination plant contract. They were Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, France’s Sidem, and Weir Westgarthof the UK.