Hyflux Pre-Qualified for Oman Desalination Plant, Observer Says

Hyflux Ltd. (HYF), Singapore’s largest water treatment company, is one of seven groups pre-qualified to develop a water desalination project in Oman that may cost $350 million to $400 million, according to the Daily Observer.

The seven have set up consortiums and partnerships ahead of the July 9 deadline for bid submission for the Ghubrah water project and that partnering with Hyflux in its bid are Mitsui Corp. and the Al Tahir group, the Oman newspaper said.

Others reportedly prequalified include Spanish and Malaysian companies, the paper said. The successful bidder will be granted a license to design, construct, own, finance, operate and maintain a 42 million gallon-per-day desalination plant based on seawater reverse osmosis technology. Oman is the largest Arab oil producer that’s not an OPEC member.

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