Muscat – The largest water desalination plant was officially opened, pumping up to 281,000 cubic metres per day.
The Barka Desalination Company has announced the commercial launch of the Barka Independent Water Project (IWP).
A consortium made up of Itochu Corporation, ENGIE, SUEZ, and Towell Engineering, to finance, build and operate a new seawater desalination plant in Barka under a 20-year Water Purchase Agreement.
The design, construction, and commissioning of the plant were performed by SUEZ, which will also be responsible for the operation & maintenance of the plant for 20 years. The construction of the plant was completed in less than 30 months.
Barka Independent Water Project plant is the largest water supplier to the Sultanate’s desalinated water production.
It provides environmentally friendly and sustained supply of high-quality drinking water at a record low electrical energy consumption, thus offering more energy-efficiency than the current state-of-the-art desalination systems.