Oman’s Majis and Toshiba confirm $8.4million project agreements

Deal covers rapid gravity filter technology project and containerised effluent treatment plants.

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The signing ceremony was attended by the Interim Charge D’Affaires at the Embassy of Japan in the Sultanate of Oman, HE Hideaki Yamamoto.
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The signing ceremony was attended by the Interim Charge D’Affaires at the Embassy of Japan in the Sultanate of Oman, HE Hideaki Yamamoto.

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Oman water solutions provider Majis Industrial Services has put pen to paper on two contracts with Toshiba Water Solutions to boost the company’s wastewater treatment capacity.

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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.

It is valued at $7.2million and is expected to be commissioned before the end of 2020.

The project will enable Majis to mitigate disruptions caused by harmful algal bloom and to minimise outages.

It is expected to reduce electricity consumption by 0.25 kWhr/m3 of processed water, meaning 30,000m3 of water processed per day will use 7,500 kWhr less power.

The second contract, for the design and procurement of containerised effluent treatment plants with a capacity of 1.2MLD – at a contract value of $1.2m – 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.

On completion of the project, Majis will have capacity to receive an additional 1,200m3 of effluent per day.

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Speaking at the signing, Ahmed Al-Mazrouy, CEO of Majis Industrial Services, said: “These projects are a milestone for Majis, as we take steps to mature and modernise our infrastructure.

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.

“We place heavy emphasis on exploiting best-in-class technology to support our water solutions proposition, and in Toshiba we have selected the right partner – their international track record is superb, and it is fully aligned with our own vision for growth.

“In establishing these projects, we are taking important steps towards increasing the scale of our operations, improving cost-efficiency, and supporting the environmental agenda we have set ourselves.”

Koichi Matsui, CMD, Toshiba Water Solutions, added: “Wastewater treatment is one of the key challenges facing the water services industry, and it is an especially pressing issue in water-scarce 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.

“Meanwhile, we look forward to supporting the operations of Majis’ RO plant, in the fight against the disruption caused by HABs.

“Our work with Majis will support the delivery of environmentally-friendly water solutions in Oman, in direct support of some of the country’s most important industrial players.”

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