Abengoa, an international company that uses innovative technological solutions to help achieve sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been chosen by the company ACWA Power International to build a desalination plant using reverse osmosis technology in Barka, Oman. The project, which is valued at a total of €45.3 million, will make it possible to supply water to more than 225,000 people.
Abengoa will be responsible for the design, engineering and construction of the project, as well as subsequent operations and maintenance support. The desalination plant, which is located in the city of Barka, in the north east of the country in the Gulf of Oman, will have sufficient capacity to desalinate 45,000 cubic meters of water per day, using reverse osmosis technology from one of the heat exchangers from the cooling system of the existing integrated power and water production facility.
This new project will enable Abengoa to increase its installed water desalination capacity to more than 760,000 cubic meters per day, which is enough to supply eight million people with drinking water. The company’s technology is helping to address the serious problem of lack of drinking water in many countries around the world, helping to bring about the global development of each.
Abengoa has previously built desalination plants in Algeria, Ghana, India, China and Spain.