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PROJECT / Drinking water storage reservoirs in Muscat

Artelia - 11/26/2014 Tag Tags : reservoir
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Drinking water ( 28 posts )

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Title of project : Drinking water storage reservoirs in Muscat

City, Country : Muscat, Oman


French partner submitting the project description : Artelia

Beneficiaries / Client : Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW)


Dates of project :  Started in 2009


 A few words on the project…

The project consists in constructing drinking water tanks corresponding to a storage for 7 days in water demand in 2035 in order to secure the water supply of about 1.2 million inhabitants of the city of Muscat in case of failure of the two main desalination plants supplying the governorate.



The building volumes are of the order of 2.2 million m3. The storage units proposed are between 15,000 and 50,000 m3 and are spread over 16 strategic locations in the city. The whole system is integrated into the SCADA system of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water.


French expertise

  • Update of the previous feasibility study, including a review of the water demand and conceptual and strategic guidelines for operation of the standby reservoirs
  • Preliminary design
  • Detailed design
  • Tender documents
  • Supervision of works


Strengths of project

Improvement of the operational security of the water supply in Muscat.


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