Oman floats ma­jor ten­der for wa­ter treat­ment project in Wadi Day­wah

Times of Oman - - MARKET - A E JAMES

MUSCAT: Oman Power and Wa­ter Pro­cure­ment Com­pany (OPWP) on Wed­nes­day floated a ten­der seek­ing bids from con­sul­tancy firms for pro­vid­ing fi­nan­cial and com­mer­cial ad­vi­sory ser­vices for an In­de­pen­dent Wa­ter Project (IWP) in Wadi Day­wah (Qu­rayyat) near Muscat.

The last date for sub­mit­ting bids is on Oc­to­ber 30, 2017, ac­cord­ing to the ten­der floated by the sta­te­owned Oman Power and Wa­ter Pro­cure­ment Com­pany.

The sur­face wa­ter treat­ment plant will take wa­ter from Wadi Day­wah dam and treat it for sup­ply­ing it to the grid, ac­cord­ing to an un­of­fi­cial source.

Con­sul­tant’s se­lec­tion

The win­ning con­sul­tant would ad­vice OPWP in eval­u­at­ing pro­pos­als from bid­ders par­tic­i­pat­ing in a ten­der for build­ing a wa­ter treat­ment plant, which will have a siz­able ca­pac­ity to treat wa­ter. A ten­der for se­lect­ing the de­vel­oper is yet to be floated.

The IWP will be awarded on the ba­sis of build, own, op­er­ate and trans­fer (BOT) ba­sis after float­ing a ten­der.

The pro­posed IWP is the sec­ond wa­ter project in Qu­rayyat. The first ma­jor In­de­pen­dent Wa­ter Project in Qu­rayyat, which has a de­sali­na­tion ca­pac­ity of 44 mil­lion im­pe­rial gal­lons per day (MIGD)-ca­pac­ity, is be­ing de­vel­oped by a con­sor­tium com­pris­ing Sin­ga­pore’s Hyflux and Mod­ern Chan­nels Ser­vices.

The $258 mil­lion-Qu­rayyat de­sali­na­tion project, which is us­ing re­verse os­mo­sis tech­nol­ogy, is in an ad­vanced stage of com­ple­tion and will start op­er­a­tions in the fourth quar­ter of this year.

Av­er­age wa­ter de­mand

An­nual av­er­age wa­ter de­mand in Oman’s north­ern re­gion is pro­jected to in­crease by 7 per cent over the next seven years (un­til 2023) and the new projects will be able to meet grow­ing de­mand for potable wa­ter, ac­cord­ing to a seven yearout­look re­port re­leased by OPWP. De­mand for wa­ter in the coun­try is mainly driven by pop­u­la­tion growth, tourism and in­dus­trial projects.

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