Sultanate of Oman: Veolia will desalinate 95,000 m3 of seawater a day to supply the Dhofar region

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has signed an agreement with the consortium led by AWCA Power, Veolia and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding SG (DIDIC) to develop the Salalah Independent Water Project (IWP). The project relates to seawater desalination for the governorate of Dhofar

By 2020, the new Salalah desalination plant will, by reverse osmosis, desalinate 95,000 m3 of seawater per day under a 20-year contract. This project responds to the growing demand for water in the Dhofar region, estimated to increase by 6% per year over the next 7 years.

"This project is considered as the first standalone water desalination project in the Governorate of Dhofar.  It will contribute to the security of water supply in light of urbanization and ambitious projects in the region," said Yaqoob Bin Saif Al Kiyumi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Power and Water Procurement Company.


"The Salalah Independent Water Project will support Oman’s infrastructure in line with the Sultanate’s efforts to reduce reliance on groundwater resources and maximize the use of local resources. Oman continues to be one of the leading investment destinations in the region," said Rajit Nanda, Chief Investments Officer at ACWA Power.


"In the framework of the partnership with ACWA Power and DIDIC for the Salalah IWP we are committed to extend the delivery of optimal operations and plant performance to OPWP," said Patrice Fonlladosa, Chairman and CEO Veolia Africa & Middle East.

Dhofar Desalination Company, the company created for this project, is owned by ACWA Power, Veolia and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Co SAOG.


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