South Korean engineering firm Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co, billed as the world’s largest builder of desalination plants, has announced that it has won a contract to construct a new water desalination project at Al Aseelah in South Al Sharqiyah Governorate.

The announcement came at the signing of project finance agreements covering the financing of the estimated $203 million cost of the scheme.

Last December, the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) — the sole buyer of power and water output under the sector law — named Al Asilah Desalination Company as the winner of the licence to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a new Independent Water Project (IWP) at Aseelah.

The contracted capacity of the plant is 80,000 cubic metres /day (equivalent to 17 million imperial gallons per day MIGD).