Desalination Project in Salalah, Oman
Water is the most vital asset for human life and a necessity for all enterprises. The countries in the Middle East region have arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is rare and evaporation rates are high. Surface water is limited and there are no permanent streams. The increase in population and socio-economic development has led to an imbalance between supply and demand of water. These countries mainly depend on desalination to meet the growing water needs.Pipe dimension data sheet ID1400 Pipe dimension data sheet ID800
Acwa Power, a major Saudi developer and operator of power and desalinated water plants, along with its cooperation with Veolia, a French water and energy management company and Oman-based Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company (DIDIC) was awarded the Salalah Independent Water Project in Oman. The project is being procured by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) under a build-own-operate framework on the back of a 20-year Water Purchase Agreement.
Dhofar Desalination Company, the project company, will be jointly owned by Acwa Power, Veolia Middle East and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding (DIDIC). The facility, to be located at Salalah in Dhofar region, will have a capacity to generate 25 million gallons per day of desalinated water using reverse osmosis technology, UGPM Scope in this project is the design, manufacture & supply of HDPE pipes with an internal Diameter 1400mm (1100 meters) & Internal Diameter 800 mm (1520 mtrs) and fittings such as bends, manholes, stub-ends & diffusers. The ID 1400mm & ID 800mm solid wall pipes were produced as per ISO 4427 specification utilizing Krah technology and tested as per the specification requirements. The pipes were produced in 6 meters length and welded using butt fusion welding technique in the factory to make 12 meters lengths; this reduced the site welding activity for the contractor.
Conclusion: Pipes & Fittings supplied as per the contractor project schedule. Completed project with good spirit.
Mohammed Al Hashani
United Gulf Pipe Manufacturing, Oman