British Petroleum has announced the renewal of its O&M contract with Veolia Middle East for a reverse osmosis raw water treatment plant in Oman for another five years, reports Pipeline, the Oil&Gas magazine.
Veolia will continue in charge of operations and maintenance at the plant, located in the Khazzan gas field, with a capacity of 6,000 m3/day, which comprises 4,000 m3/day processed water and 2,000 m3/day of drinking water.
The CEO of Veolia Middle East said with this contract both BP and Veolia confirm their support for the strategic vision of the sultanate. Veolia plans to increase the proportion of local staff to 80 per cent in the first six months of the contract, and will prioritise local goods and suppliers, as part of their commitment to sustainable development in the country.
BP’s director of Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the region also underlined how the structure of the contract with Veolia shows their support for the sultanate’s economic development.
Oman is one of Veolia’s most important development platforms in the Persian Gulf ─ the company has been operating in the country for over 12 years ─ with a staff of more than 120 employees.