A Sacyr-led consortium has secured a contract worth over $1.2bn from Oman Power and Water Procurement Company to construct a desalination plant in Oman.
The consortium is led by Valoriza Water, Sacyr’s subsidiary for management of the integral water cycle, and also includes Oman Brunei Investment Company, and Sogex Oman.
The scope of the work will include design, construction, ownership, financing, maintenance and operation of the plant in Sohar on the Batinah coast, as well as purchase of drinking water produced by the project under a 20-year water purchase agreement.
The plant, with a capacity of 55m imperial gallons per day, will make use of reverse osmosis technology to offer desalinated water of 250,000 cubic metres per day. The facility is expected to become operational in 2018.