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OWWSC signs agreement with China's State Grid International

  • OWWSC signs agreement with China's State Grid International

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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.

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Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) has signed an agreement with China’s State Grid International Development Company to provide necessary equipment and devices for seawater desalination operations in the Al Kahel area in Al Wusta Governorate.

The agreement is based on the social responsibility of the Chinese Company. The production capacity of the capacity is 200 cubic meters per day and is expected to contribute to provide drinking water service to the areas that surrounded the Duqm Special Economic Zone.   

The plant will also operate on renewable solar energy, which is in line with the company's approach to preserving the environment and human health by reducing harmful emissions.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the OWWSC by Qais bin Saud Al Zakwani, CEO and by Mr. Qiu Yang, the official representative of the CEO.

Qais bin Saud al-Zakwani, CEO of OWWSC, said: “In terms of enhancing cooperation and social responsibility of the company and the State Grid International Development, the agreement was signed yesterday. 

This confirms the commitment of our partners from local and international companies towards their social responsibility, as it is in line with the master plan for the water sector 2040, which aims to cover 98 per cent of the Sultanate’s governorates with desalinated drinking water through desalination plants, which we are moving forward in expanding its establishment and implementing strategic water lines to achieve water security.

Wei Lu, Chief Technology Officer at the State Grid International Development Company, said: “The company is grateful for all the cooperation and support it receives from its partners in the Sultanate of Oman, as the company 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 Electricity Transmission Company and the Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company for their cooperation and professionalism in the implementation of the work.

This agreement comes from the point of view of the social responsibility that the company is working on, and this project is the first project implemented in the Sultanate in this field of the social responsibility.”

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