19-Jan-2007 - Veolia Environnement

Veolia Water wins contract to build, finance and operate a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant in Oman

Following an international call for tenders, Veolia Water, with the support of its Omani partner Suhail Bahwan Group, has won a BOO (Build, Own, Operate) contract for a major reverse osmosis desalination plant near Sur. The new contract strengthens Veolia Water's presence in Oman. The 22-year operating contract, awarded by the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of National Economy, should represent an estimated global consolidated revenue of EUR434 million for Veolia Water, including the construction of the new plant.

The plant will have a capacity of 80,200 cubic meters/day and will supply drinking water to the 350,000 people resident in the Sharqiyah region. It will be built by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), in a consortium with Bahwan Engineering Company, for a total of EUR111 million, of which 52% for VWS. VWS is in charge of process design and equipment purchasing, with Bahwan Engineering Company responsible for construction and equipment installation.

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