The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has shortlisted eight teams for the development of three Independent Water Projects (IWP) in Sharqiyah, Salalah and Duqm.
OPWP is the responsible for procuring new capacity for power and water and for purchasing and selling the output in the Sultanate of Oman.
This announcement comes after OPWP launched, in December 2015, a request for qualifications (RfQ) for the project. OPWP has shortlisted the following 8 groups:
All eight contenders are expected to be shortly invited to submit technical and commercial offers for one or more of the IWPs under tender.
Salalah IWP will have a water capacity between 18-22 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). The project is expected to be operational by early 2019.
The Sharqiyah IWP will have a water capacity of 18 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). The project is proposed to start commercial operations in two stages, the first by May 2019 and the second by May 2020.
Initially, OPWP was planning the addition of new water desalination capacity of approximately 240,000m³/day (52.6 MIGD) which will be located across three sites Sharqiyah, Salalah and Duqm. However, it is likely that the Request for Proposals (RfP) for the Duqm IWP will be taken in hand for development a little later in the competitive process, according to OPWP officials.