Muscat: A $220 million water desalination plant, with a production capacity of around 250,000 cubic metres (m3) per day is now fully operational at Sohar Port, according to Spanish water giant Sacyr — the lead investor in the Suhar-4 Independent Water Project (IWP).
According to experts, the huge desalination plant is expected to meet the potable water requirements in Batinah region and other connected parts of north Oman.
“The plant has 11 reverse-osmosis membrane frames, which allow adjusting production to the needs for potable water. Preventive maintenance that does not involve any stoppage at the plant can be carried out simultaneously,” Sacyr said in a press statement in a statement last week.
According to reports, Sacyr Agua has a 51 per cent stake in the consortium selected by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) while Oman Brunei Investment Company holds 25 per cent and Sogex Oman has 24 per cent stake in the plant.
Interestingly, the plant is the biggest after Barka IV — a 281,000 m3/day capacity Independent Water Project (IWP) that was commissioned in July 2018.