Oman’s water solutions provider Majis Industrial Services signed two agreements with Toshiba Water Solutions, at a combined contract value of OMR 3.27 million, to boost the company’s wastewater treatment capacity and improve the efficiency of its Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant both in terms of costs and reliability. The signing ceremony took place in Muscat on 26 September.
The first contract, a Rapid Gravity Filter technology project, will handle 83,000m3/day of seawater as pre-treatment of feed water for Majis’ RO plant at Sohar Industrial Port. The contract for design, construction, testing and commissioning was awarded to Toshiba Water Solutions at a contract value of OMR 2.8 million and is expected to be commissioned before the end of 2020. The second contract, for the design and procurement of containerised effluent treatment plants with a capacity of 1.2MLD – at a contract value of OMR 0.468 million – will see project completion in December 2019. The containerised plants will treat effluent received from Majis’ industrial customers, to handle growing demand for wastewater treatment at Sohar Port & Freezone. The project will add treatment and Recycling capacity to Majis’ 20MLD plants, which treat sewage and industrial waste.
“The containerised effluent treatment plants are important for increasing our capacity to treat and recycle wastewater, while the Rapid Gravity Filter project will greatly improve the efficiency of our Reverse Osmosis facility,” said Ahmed Al-Mazrouy, CEO of Majis Industrial Services. “Wastewater treatment is one of the key challenges facing the water services industry, and it is an especially pressing issue in waterscarce countries such as Oman, where effective recycling efforts take on a special importance. We believe that Sohar Port & Freezone customers will benefit greatly from our work with Majis, as demand for these services continues to grow,” said Koichi Matsui, CMD, Toshiba Water Solutions.