Bid & Tender

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Project Summary
Project Name: OPWP’s Salalah, Sharqiyah, Duqm IWPs – Overview
Facility Type: Independent Water Project (IWP)
Client: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP)
Budget (US $): Unknown
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: May 10, 2020
Status: EPC Awarded,
Location: Salalah, Sharqiyah, Duqm
Project Current Status

OPWP has signed a RO60-million ($155 million) contract for the planned Salalah IWP with a consortium led by ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia. The EPC of the plant will be handled by a consortium of Fisia Italimpianti SpA and Abeinsa Infraestructuras Medioambiente SA, while the operations and maintenance of the plant will be undertaken by a consortium led by Veolia Middle East with Nomac Oman and Didic. (May 2018)

Project History
  • OPWP has received bids for consultancy services contracts for three key survey packages (Topographic Survey, Bathymetric Survey, Geotechnical Survey) for IWPs in the Salalah and Sharqiyah. (October 2015)
  • Firms have been invited to pre-qualify as part of a competitive tender for the IWPs at Salalah, Sharqiyah and Duqm. The successful bidder (or bidders) will secure a mandate for the development, financing, design, engineering, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of one or more of the IWPs. The last date for submission of qualifications (SoQ) for all three IWPs is January 17, 2016. (December 2015)
  • Three firms namely Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ayesa of Spain, and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle have been selected to provide financial, technical and legal consultancy advisory services respectively for three IWPs. The joint advisory team will assist OPWP during the procurement via competitive tender of IWPs. (December 2015)
  • RfQs for the development of three IWPs have been received from - Abengoa; Seven Seas Water Corporation; GS Inima; Hyflux; Sembcorp; Marubeni; Sojitz Corporation; ACWA Power / Veolia Middle East / Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding; Tedagua; and Degremont SAS / Itochu Corporation. (January 2016)
  • The pre-qualified bidders will be shortly invited to submit proposals for the development of IWPs in Salalah and Sharqiyah areas of the Sultanate. About 10 responded to OPWP’s Request for Qualifications (RfQs) covering the two water schemes, as well as a proposed IWP in Duqm (Wusta Governorate). The upcoming RfP, however, will only cover the Sharqiyah and Salalah IWPs. (March 2016)
  • The pre-qualified bidders – Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Veolia of France / Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Company of Oman, Degremont of France / Itochu of Japan, GS Inima Environment of South Korea, Hyflux of Singapore, JGC Corporation of Japan, Marubeni Corporation of Japan, and Tecnicas of Spain – have been invited to submit bids by 22 August for the planned Salalah IWP. The contract award is expected in October end. On govt approval, OPWP will also tender the deals for a planned Sharqiyah and Duqm desalination plants. (April 2016)  
  • Salalah and Sharqiya projects are expected to be awarded by the end of this year, says the CEO of OPWP. (May 2016)
  • OPWP has issued tenders for the contract involving conducting bathymetric and geophysical, environmental and sampling, geotechnical survey and topographic surveys for the development of the planned Duqm IWPs. The bid submission date for the bathymetric and geophysical, and environmental and sampling survey is 26 June, whereas for the geotechnical and topographic surveys, it is 27 June. (May 2016)
  • Bids submission deadline has been extended for the planned Salalah and Sharqiyah IWP. Bids are now to be submitted by 5 October, 2016, extended from the deadline of 22 August, 2016. (August 2016)  
  • Bids have been submitted for Salalah and Sharqiyah IWPs contract. Bidders for the Salalah IWP are –JGC of Japan / Bahwan Group of Oman / Doosan of South Korea, ACS Cobra / Tedagua, both of Spain, and Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Veolia of France. Bidders for the Sharqiyah IWP are – JGC of Japan / Bahwan Group of Oman / Doosan of South Korea, ACS Cobra / Tedagua, both of Spain, and GS Inima of South Korea. (October 2016)
  • Firms have been invited to submit proposals by 26 March, 2017 for supervisory consultancy roles on the planned Salalah and Sharqiyah IWPs. The contract scope will involve providing project management and technical consultancy services during the construction, commissioning and testing of the planned 22 million-imperial-gallon-a-day (MIGD) Salalah and 17.6MIGD Sharqiyah independent water projects (IWPs). (February 2017)
  • ACWA Power/Veolia team is believed to have won the Salalah IWP. JGC/Bahwan/Doosan team is favourite to win the Sharqiyah IWP. (June 2017)
  • BOO contract for 17.6 MIGD Sharqiyah independent water project (IWP) is set to be awarded next month. (September 2017)
  • Build-own-operate (BOO) contract with 25-year water purchase agreement (WPA) for the planned 22 million-imperial-gallon-a-day (MIGD) Salalah IWP III has been awarded to a consortium of ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia / Veolia of France / Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Company (DIDIC). The EPC of the plant will be handled by a consortium of Fisia Italimpianti SpA and Abeinsa Infraestructuras Medioambiente SA. (December 2017)
  • The consortium of Doosan of South Korea/JGC of Japan/Bahwan Group of Oman has finalized the agreement with OPWP for the contract to develop the planned Sharqiyah IWP. (December 2017)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
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Project Contract Awards - PMC
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Project Contract Awards - EPC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Degremont of France
  • Sembcorp
  • Hyflux
  • Tecnicas Reunidas
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Veolia of France
  • GS Inima Environment of South Korea
  • ACS Cobra / Tedagua
  • JGC of Japan / Bahwan Group of Oman / Doosan of South Korea
  • ACS Cobra / Tedagua
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Veolia of France
  • GS Inima Environment of South Korea
  • JGC of Japan / Bahwan Group of Oman / Doosan of South Korea
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Veolia of France
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OPWP’s Duqm, Khasab IWPs – Overview
Project Schedule

December 2015: Financial, Technical and Legal Consultants Appointed

March 2016: Short listing of EPC

April 2016: Invitation to bid for EPC of Salalah IWP

October 2016: Bids Submitted for EPC of Salalah, Sharqiyah IWP

February 2017: Invitation to bid for PMC contract for of Salalah, Sharqiyah IWP

December 2017: BOO Contract Awarded for Salalah IWP III 

January 1, 2019: Expected Commissioning & start-up of Salalah IWP

May 1, 2020: Expected Commissioning & start-up of Sharqiyah IWP

Project Scope

The project scope involves the development of water projects at three different sites (Salalah, Sharqiyah and Duqm) in the Sultanate.

 

The three Independent Water Projects (IWPs), which will together add 240,000 cubic metres/day (52.6 million imperial gallons per day — MIGD) of new capacity to the country’s rapidly expanding domestic water production assets — represent the single largest procurement of water desalination capacity in the Sultanate’s modern history.

 

IWPs planned are as follows:

 

1.    Salalah IWP
It is the largest of the three IWPs with 100,000 cubic metres/day (22 MIGD) capacity plant is envisioned utilizing reverse osmosis technology for desalination. The facility will be developed on a 34.6 hectare area adjacent to the existing Independent Water & Power Project (IWPP) of Sembcorp near Taqah.

As a water-only scheme, the project will run on electricity supplied by Dhofar Power Company under a long-term power supply agreement. Potable water produced by the new Salalah IWP will be supplied to a new reservoir to be constructed and operated by the Directorate General of Water in Dhofar Governorate. 

Full desalination capacity is scheduled to become available by January 1, 2019.

 

2.    Sharqiyah IWP

At Sharqiyah, a reverse osmosis based seawater desalination plant of 80,000 m3 per day (17.6 MIGD) capacity has been planned.

The plant is proposed to be developed adjoining the existing complex of Sharqiyah Desalination Company, 10 km north of Al Ashkharah. Development is envisioned in two stages, with an early phase of 40,000 m3 per day capacity to be brought into operation by May 1, 2019, and full commercial operations targeted by May 1, 2020.

 

3.    Duqm IWP


Duqm, the site of an ambitious industrial and maritime hub, will host the Wusta Governorate’s first IWP with a capacity of 60,000 m3 per day (13.2 MIGD). Specifics with regard to the location and commercial operation date will be provided during the next stage of the competitive tendering process.

 

Significantly, water demand in the northern half of the Sultanate (encompassing the Interconnected Zone and Sharqiyah Zone) is projected to grow at the rate of 6 per cent annually, from 226 million m3 in 2015 to 328 million m3 in 2021. Part of this demand growth is being met by the addition of 48,000 m3/day (10.6 MIGD) of capacity at the Sur IWP, which will come on stream in Q3 2016.

 

In Dhofar Governorate, water demand growth is projected at 8 per cent, with peak water demand set to increase from 88,000 m3/day in 2015 to 143,000 m3/day in 2021. In Duqm, where the region’s potable water requirements are met by a diesel-based desalination plant operated by the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO), demand growth is expected to spiral when a number of major anchor projects, as well as a new city, are completed over the next 5 – 10 years.

Project Structure:
The project is owned, operated and managed by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), which oversees the procurement of all new electricity generation and water desalination capacity in the Sultanate.
Mohamad Lotfi
Address: P.O. Box 1388, Ruwi 112, Oman
Designation: Project Manager
Department: OPWP
Phone: +968 24-823000
Fax: +968 24-816328
Youssef Al Jahdami
Address: Muscat International Center,
Designation: Project Manager
Department: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company
Phone: +968 24-823-021
Fax: +968 24-816328