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Multiple cooperation agreements signed between Oman and the Dutch water sector

Date: 24 January 2024 – Source: Netherlands Water Partnership

The first Oman Water Week took place in Muscat, Oman, on 22-24 January. The conference focused on how Oman can transform its water sector to become more resilient, sustainable, flexible, and efficient. The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Netherlands Embassy in Muscat jointly organized the Dutch water sector representation, facilitating speaking engagements. No less than three cooperation agreements were signed between various Dutch organizations and stakeholders in the water sector in Oman. These cooperation agreements are the result of the long-term commitment from both the Omani and Dutch water sectors to work together and help shape the future of water.

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Multiple cooperation agreements signed between Oman and the Dutch water sector

Date: 19 May 2024 – Source: Nama Power & Water Procurement 

With a cost of 125 million Omani rials and a production capacity of 300,000 cubic meters per day, Nama Power and Water Procurement signed an agreement for the Ghubrah 3 desalination plant

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Saud bin Hamoud Al-Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries Wealth, and Water Resources, Nama Power and Water Company signed an agreement with a consortium of three local and international companies for the third phase project of the Ghubrah desalination plant, which is the largest desalination plant and one of the prominent strategic projects in the water sector in the Sultanate of Oman. The plant is expected to commence operation in the first quarter of 2027 and will represent a significant step towards enhancing water security in the Sultanate of Oman. The plant’s capacity accounts for approximately 20% of the contracted capacities in the main water network.

Oman to launch its first solar thermal water plant

Date: 9 May 2024 – Source: Enterprise News

Oman to launch its first solar thermal water plant: Omani upstream energy firm ARA Petroleum is set to launch one of the world’s first solar thermal powered desalination plants at its Qarat Al Milh site in Dhofar, Oman Observer reports. The project, developed in collaboration with Austrian solar tech startup Heliovis, whose low-cost solar thermal technology it will utilize, is expected to produce up to 140 cubic meters of drinking water daily from “produced water” — a byproduct of hydrocarbon production typically full of hydrocarbons and high levels of dissolved mineral salts.

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Oman Signs New Purchase Agreements with Number of Power and Desalination Plants

Date: 19 May 2024 – Source: Saudi Gulf Projects

Under the patronage of His Excellency Abdulsalam bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Murshidi, Chairman of the Oman Investment Authority , Nama Power and Water Procurement Company signed new power and water purchase agreements with four power and desalination plants in the Sultanate of Oman.

Nama Power and Water Procurement Company issued the 2024 Electricity and Water Procurement Tender last year and opened competition among a number of existing plants, the contracts of which have expired or are about to expire. This tender is an opportunity for existing plants to obtain new contracts for the purchase of electricity or water by Nama Power and Water Procurement Company after the expiration of their current agreements.

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