Juan José Benayas
Industrial Engineer and MBA with over 25 years’ experience in international projects in different fields,
including the water and energy sector.
Most of his international career has taken place in the Middle east and Oman in particular. Juan Jose began his
journey in Oman in 1998, where he was in charge of a construction project in Salalah until 2002. Later on, in
2010, he returned to Oman as a Business Development Manager in charge of power and water projects
providing financial services to GS Inima for the bidding of the desalination projects Ghubrah 2 IWP (2012) and
Qurayyat IWP (2014).
In 2016, he was appointed CEO for the Sohar 4 IWP, a 250,000 m3/d desalination facility with a 20 years Water
Purchase Agreement with OPWP.
In 2021, Juan joined GS Inima as CEO of the Barka 5 IWP where GS Inima is responsible for the development,
design, finance, construction and 20-year operation and maintenance of a 100,000 m3/d Reverse Osmosis
desalination facility. In 2022, GS Inima approved Juan´s proposal to develop a 5 MW PV Plant for self-supply of
the Barka 5 desalination facility. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
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