The desalination plant based in Sur, Oman produced its 40th million m3 of drinking water. “After two years of operations, it is a sincere pride for our team to provide the people of the Sharqiyah region with high quality drinking water and a real continuity of service,” said Sebastien Chauvin, General Manager of Bahwan Veolia Water, the operating company.
Started in January 2007, the Sur Desalination Plant was built by a consortium composed of OTV (a Veolia Water subsidiary) and BEC (Bahwan Engineering Company). It is currently operated by Bahwan Veolia Water, a JV between Bahwan (40%) and Veolia Water (60%), the world leader in water services.
Providing drinking water to the 350,000 inhabitants of the Sharqiyah region, the facility produces 80,000 m3/day of desalinated drinking water through Reverse Osmosis (RO) process. The plant relies on the world’s largest beachwells’ field for its intake, enabling it to comply with stringent environmental criteria in order to protect water resources as well as the environment. At full capacity, a total of 220,000 m3/day of good quality seawater can be abstracted.