Oman’s OWWSC deals with China’s SGID for desalination plant equipment

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Water Desalination Plant
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The Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) signed a contract with China’s State Grid International Development Company (SGID) to supply necessary equipment and devices for seawater desalination operations in the Al Kahel region of the Al Wusta Governorate.

The agreement, which is based on the social responsibility of the Chinese company, was signed by Mr. Qais bin Saud al Zakwani, CEO of OWWSC and Mr. Qiu Yang, official representative of the CEO of State Grid International Development Company.

The seawater desalination plant at Al Kahel has a production capacity of 200 cubic meters per day and is expected to provide drinking water to the areas around the Special Economic Zone in Duqm. The plant will also run on solar energy, in line with the company’s commitment to protecting the environment and human health by eliminating hazardous emissions.

Qais bin Saud al Zakwani
Qais bin Saud al Zakwani

“In terms of enhancing cooperation and social responsibility of OWWSC and SGID, the agreement was signed on Wednesday. This confirms the commitment of our partners from local and international companies towards their social responsibility, as it is in line with the 2040 master plan for the water sector, which aims to cover 98 percent of the sultanate’s governorates with desalinated drinking water through desalination plants.”

Mr. Wei Lu, Chief Technology Officer at State Grid International Development Company, said that “The company is grateful for all the cooperation and support it receives from its partners in Oman. State Grid is one of the leading companies in China working in the field of services, and we are pleased to take this opportunity and express our deep thanks to the Oman Electricity Transmission Company and the OWWSC for their cooperation and professionalism in the implementation of the work.”

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