The Barka IWP Plant will become the largest seawater desalination plant in the Sultanate of Oman and will also be in the Top 10 Largest Seawater RO Desalination Plants Worldwide.

A consortium formed by SUEZ, Engie, ITOCHU Corporation, and WJ Towell & Co LLC is in charge of the design, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the Barka IV Desalination Plant under a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis. The project is structured as an independent water project (IWP) with Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. (OPWP) purchasing the potable water produced by the project under a water purchase agreement with a term of 20 years.

SUEZ is leading the design, construction and operation of the Barka IWP Plant that is scheduled to begin commercial operation in April 2018. The Barka IWP Plant will use more than 22,000 DOW FILMTEC RO elements.

A key innovation in the RO system is the use of the innovative DOW FILMTEC SEAMAXX Seawater RO elements. The system design, using nearly 9,000 SEAMAXX elements, was selected by SUEZ as the most efficient solution to minimize the total water cost for the project. The SEAMAXX elements were launched in the market in 2014 and it features, since then, the highest water permeability available in the seawater RO product market.

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