BP has announced that it has renewed a five-year contract with Veolia Middle East for a reverse osmosis raw water treatment plant at the Khazzan gas field. The operations and maintenance (O&M) contract will see Veolia continuing its service delivery at the plant which currently has a capacity of 4,000 cu. m. processed water and 2,000 cu. m. drinking water per day.

Sébastien Chauvin, CEO at Veolia ME said: “With this new contract, BP and Veolia have reaffirmed their support of the sultanate’s strategic vision. The scheme is an example of Veolia’s commitment towards sustainable development in the industries and communities in which it operates.”

Chauvin added that Veolia ME will be providing tailor-made O&M services for BP Oman in the country.

As part of the renewed contract and the Omani government’s economic development strategy, Veolia will also promote Omanisation, by raising the proportion of Omani citizens to 80 per cent in its workforce within the first six months. Moreover, it will launch a tailor-made In-Country Value (ICV) procurement program to prioritise Omani goods and supplies.

“BP is committed to supporting Oman’s In-Country Value initiative,” said Aflah Al Hadhrami, BP’s regional director for procurement and supply chain management. “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.”