New floating and mobile desalination plants in Oman

Supporting commercial, tourism, and fisheries activities in marine villages
New floating and mobile desalination plants in Oman
Desalination plants

Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (Nama) has activated floating and mobile desalination plants in Musandam Governorate, which are the first of their kind in the Sultanate of Oman and the Middle East.

One of the most important features of floating desalination plants is that they carry out desalination, transmission, and distribution operations, and work with the best international technologies in reverse maturation, and the plant will help serve 70 marine villages in the governorate.

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The floating desalination plants are employing traditional handicrafts in water projects, encouraging investment in the country to develop the water system, supporting commercial, tourism, and fisheries activities in marine villages, as well as supporting small and medium enterprises in the same specialty.

In March of last year, Nama launched a water delivery service in the Wilayat of Ibri on behalf of Hamra Al-Daroua at a total cost of 121.425 thousand Omani riyals.

Nama also inaugurated the water supply project from the desalination plant in Sohar to Al Dhahirah Governorate with a total length of 230 kilometers and a cost of more than 150 million Omani riyals, and included 15 tanks with a storage capacity of 451,000 cubic meters in the state of Sohar, Ibri, and Dhank, in addition to the construction of four pumping stations with a maximum capacity of 144 cubic meters per day.

It also brought desalinated water to the state of Jabal Al-Akhdar, which has one of the highest mountain peaks at an altitude of up to 3,000 meters above sea level.

The project will provide 1.760 million of water per day to villages and areas of Jabal Akhdar State.

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