Veolia Middle East awarded for Salalah IWP Project

Veolia Middle East, with an ACWA Power led consortium and DIDIC has been awarded the Salalah Independent Water Project by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) on 7 December 2017. The plant will be located in Salalah, Dhofar region and will have a capacity to generate 25 million gallons per day of desalinated water using reverse osmosis technology.

The project is being procured by OPWP under a Build-Own-Operate framework on the back of a 20 year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA). Dhofar Desalination Company SAOC, the project company, will be owned by ACWA Power, Veolia Middle East and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Company (DIDIC).

The Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of the plant will be handled by a consortium of Fisia Italimpianti SpA and Abeinsa Infraestructuras Medioambiente S. A. The Operations and Maintenance of the plant will be undertaken by a consortium of Veolia Middle East, NOMAC Oman and Dhofar International Development (DIDIC).

The long term Operations and Maintenance of the plant will be led by Veolia in partnership with NOMAC.

“We are very glad to have partnered with ACWA Power and DIDIC for the Salalah IWP and we are committed to extend the delivery of optimal operations and plant performance to OPWP”, said Xavier Joseph, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Middle East.