Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is presently working on six water and electricity projects, including four desalination projects, which will be operational between 2019 and 2020, said a report.
One of the major project under way is the Salalah Independent Water Plant with a capacity of 100,000 cu m per day.
The plant, which is located adjacent to the existing Salalah IWPP, is likely to start commercial operation in January 2019, it stated.
In another development, Oman said it plans to build two independent water projects in Duqm and Khasab areas of the sultanate to meet the growing demand for potable water in the interior regions.
The groundwork for these projects has already been started, which is part of a series of small and large water projects planned in different parts of the country amid growing demand for water, said the report.
The proposed Duqm desalination project will have the capacity to produce 60,000 cu m of water per day and a request for a proposal will be issued this year, it added.