Modern Water commissions desalination plant in Oman

Modern Water, a provider of water technologies for the production of fresh water and the monitoring of water quality, has completed the installation and commissioning of a 200m³-per-day forward osmosis desalination plant at Al Najdah in the Al Wusta region of Oman.

Modern Water was awarded the contract, worth OMR250,000 (£420,000), to build and operate the world’s first commercial forward osmosis desalination plant in June 2011 by Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW).

The plant — which supplies the local community with clean drinking water — started producing product water at full capacity in June. During August, testing was carried out and water quality reportedly exceeded contractual standards.

The plant is now operating commercially at full capacity and the company has entered into the 12-month operation and maintenance phase.