Spanish based international engineering consultant Savener has announced that it has been awarded a contract to undertake the engineering design of a new desalination plant due to come up at Barka in South Al Batinah Governorate.

Savener, a global grouping of consultants with expertise ranging from aeronautics and water desalination to energy efficiency and civil architecture, says the contract was awarded by the partnership of GS Inima of Spain and Italian Fisia Italimpianti of Italy.

The latter partnership is the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor for the so-called Barka-V seawater reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant with a capacity of around 100,000 cubic metres per day (equivalent to 22 million imperial gallons per day MIGD).