Oman to build two mini desalination plants

Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has floated tenders for a pair of small water desalination plants (typically with a capacity of 1,000 to 10,000 cu m/day) to be implemented for the first time on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.

PAEW – also known as ‘Diam’ – follows a new project delivery model adopted by the authority in 2015 that advocates a role for private investors in the development of small water schemes in isolated parts of the country, reported Oman Observer.

This is in contrast to the PAEW’s longstanding practice of procuring water desalination capacity [