Osmoflo completes turn-key project to provide water to Omani people

Osmoflo completes turn-key project to provide water to Omani people

a 56,826m3/d plant was constructed in less than 12 months, including full civil works in Oman which will provide up to 250,000 local people potable water

  • Client

    ACWA Power Barka

  • Technology

    SWRO + MF pretreatment

  • Location

    Muscat, Oman

  • Commissioned


  • Project Scale

    56,826 m3/day

Challenge Water consumption in Oman has increased rapidly in recent years, with continual increases projected for the near future. Therefore a need arose for a fast tracked turn-key water treatment plant to be completed within 12 months including all civil works. Weather conditions were also a major challenge, with temperatures regularly reaching 50 degrees Celsius during the summer months.

Solution Osmoflo’s solution was to deliver a full EPC project within 12 months, with a capacity of 56,826m3/d in line with client requirements.

The plant takes feed water from the cooling system of a multi-stage flash evaporation process, run through a pre-filtration system which includes microfiltration which is then treated by reverse osmosis membranes. Finally a full post-treatment process including chlorine, lime and carbon dioxide results in water of excellent potable quality.

Result The result was a turnkey project for the client ACWA Power Barka within12 months, that provides drinking water for up to 250,000 in Oman. The project was completed in record time, providing an invaluable water source.

At peak, there were 700 people on site, with no lost time injuries, which totalled over 1,500,000 hours lost time injury free. In addition, the project was nominated for the Global Water Intelligence Desalination Plant of the Year Award in 2016.

ACWA Power Barka desalination

ACWA Power is an investor, developer, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of plants with a capacity to generate 18 GW of power and produce 2.5 million m3/day of desalinated water. Based in Saudi Arabia, with regional offices in Dubai, Istanbul, Cairo, Rabat, Johannesburg, Hanoi and Beijing, ACWA Power serves customers across three continents and has a current investment portfolio of more than 32 plants around the world.