Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has launched the pre-qualification process for developers to set up a large independent water project (IWP) in Ghubra, Oman.
The water desalination plant will have a capacity to produce 300,000m3 of water per day. Once the plant is completed, it will be the largest IWP in Oman, Time of Oman reported.
OPWP announced the qualification process on 4 February for developers through the launch of the request for qualification (RfQ) document. Interested developers will have the opportunity until 18 March to apply for the pre-qualification process.
The Ghubra III IWP plant will be located near the existing Ghubra IWP, which has a capacity to purify around 191,000m3 of sea water and is managed by Muscat City Desalination Co.
OPWP generally sets up IWPs on build, own and operate (BOO) scheme basis, which enables the operator to run the plant till the end of water purchase agreement.