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Oman announces Sohar Water Desalination project becomes functional

  • Oman announces Sohar Water Desalination project becomes functional
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Oman Water & Wastewater Services (OWWSC)
Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company was established under Royal Decree No. 131/2020 of December 9, 2020 stated that Oman Wastewater Services Company SAOC shall undertake the activities of water and wastewater.


Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company announced the completion of the execution works and the start of the commercial operation of the water transmission line project that links the Sohar Water Desalination Plant and Al Dahirah Governorate.

Regarding this project, Ibrahim bin Hamed al Hasani, Project Senior Manager, stated that the total cost of this project is OMR 150 million (US$389,135,341).

He added: “The project included the interconnection of the water transmission line to the Sohar Desalination plant with a total length of 230 kilometers. The project has 15 has also the construction of 15 tanks with a total storage capacity of 451.000 cubic meters located in the Wilayats of Sohar, Ibri and Dhank. In addition, the project consists of four pumping stations with a maximum capacity that can reach 144,000 cubic meters per day and pipes line, and the pipeline with a path parallel to the path of the current water carrier line from Sohar to Al Buraimi Governorate. So, this route will be used to meet the future water needs also for Al Buraimi Governorate by linking the two water transmission systems together in several stations to complete the connection of the water transmission system between the governorates of Al Batinah, Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi.

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