State-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has released the request for proposal (RfP) to the shortlisted bidders for the development of a new seawater desalination project in Quriyat, south of Muscat, Times of Oman has reported. The scope of the project includes the design, construction, ownership, financing, operation and maintenance of a high- efficiency desalination facility with 200,000 cubic metres per day (44 MIGD) of potable water output, to enter into commercial operation in March, 2017. The pre-qualified applicants are GS Inima, Tedagua, a consortium led by Hyflux, a consortium led by Sumitomo, a consortium led by Valoriza, a consortium led by Itochu and a consortium led by Abengoa. The bid process is expected to result in the award and execution of all project agreements with the successful bidder by end of this year.
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