MUSCAT, Oman – Spanish firm Aqualia has secured a contract to manage the operation and maintenance of water services for the Port of Sohar, including a 20,000 m3/day desalination plant.
The deal was secured with the Oman Investment Fund public company, Majis Industrial Services in a joint company called Oman Sustainable Water Services (SAOC).
The new company will operate and maintain the installations for seawater intake, the production and supply of drinking water and the processing, collection and system for cooling water, wastewater treatment, sewerage system and the management of recycled wastewater.
Initially it will start with the seawater intake and will extend the service to other processes in the Port of Sohar installations and under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority.
The project includes critical sea water extraction plants with a capacity of 700,000 m3/hour, an associated network, a desalination plant with a capacity of 20,000 m3/day, a purification plant of 10,000 m3/day, a seawater outfall of 600,000 m3/hour and a pumping and processing system as well as drinking water and sewerage systems for more than 50,000 m3/day.
Luis de Lope, international director of Aqualia, stated that the project started in Oman fits perfectly in Aqualia’s business model. “It is a project that promotes innovation and continuous improvement, where we can provide our knowledge and experience in all facets of the water cycle.”