In a statement, Utico, which is a full-service utility and the only private water and power company in the UAE, said the Ghubra project will supply 20,000m3/d potable water to OWWSC at the lowest water tariff ever in Oman.

Commenting on the project win, Hussain Allawati, CEO of Utico Global, said: “The winning of the Ghubra desalination project in Muscat is a milestone for the company and a clear evidence of the company’s ability to achieve sustainable returns for its shareholders, in addition to achieving efficiencies in long-term government concessions.”

According to Allawati, the Ghubra desalination project also pointed to the company’s appetite to expand its investments and operations across the region, which has been made possible thanks to the company’s innovative approach and integrated model that includes all elements in the value-chain in sustainable water generation and supply.