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Oman invites EoIs for Independent Water Project development

Oman Power & Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) is inviting Expressions of Interest for an Independent Water Project development.

The authority is planning the development of a surface water treatment Independent Water Project at Wadi Dayqah in the Sultanate of Oman.

The Project includes the development, financing, design, engineering, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of a surface water treatment plant with a net production capacity of 125,000 m3 per day (27.5 MIGD).

Projected start date for full capacity commercial operations date is 31 October 2022. An early water capacity of 72,000 m3 per day (9.2 MIGD) is likely to be required from 1 April 2022.

The Wadi Dayqah IWP will be developed as a surface water treatment plant to be located at a greenfield plot about 6.5 km from the Wadi Dayqah dam.

The successful developer will enter into a water purchase agreement (WPA) with OPWP and an electricity supply contract with the Muscat Electricity Distribution Company.

The Project is to be funded by the private sector following similar previous Build-Own-Operate structures, with the tariff structure and risk allocation generally expected to follow the precedent from previous IWPs in Oman.

OPWP is seeking submissions from suitably qualified local, regional and international companies to provide EOIs in the IWP – deadline for submissions is 30th June 2019.


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