BP Oman has renewed its five-year contract with Veolia Middle East for a reverse osmosis raw water treatment plant in Oman’s Khazzan tight gas field, Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine reported.

Under the renewed contract, Veolia will continue handling the facility’s operations and maintenance (O&M).

The facility has a production capacity of 6,000 cubic meters per day (m3/d); 4,000 m3/d of processed water and 2,000 m3/d of drinking water.

The deal comes in line with the government’s economic strategy as Veolia plans to increase the share of Omani citizens in the workforce to reach 80% within the contract’s first six months.

“With this new contract, BP and Veolia have reaffirmed their support of the sultanate’s strategic vision,” said Sébastien Chauvin, the CEO of Veolia Middle East.

“Our contract with Veolia and the way it is structured is another example of how we are committed towards building local content into our supply chain – a key focus area of our procurement strategy,” Aflah Al Hadhrami, BP’s Regional Director for PSCM, indicated.

Veolia has been operating in Oman for over 12 years and the sultanate remains one of its most important development platforms in the Arabian Gulf.