Largest seawater desalination plant in Oman

Barka Desalination Company SAOG (BDC) is the owner of Barka IWP (Independent Water Project) located in Barka, South Batinah Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. With a capacity of 281,000 cubic meters per day (61.8 Million Gallons) BDC caters to c.23% of the water demand in the Sultanate.


"To provide reliable and quality potable water to the communities, through cost effective and efficient reverse osmosis technology with continued commitment to highest Health, Safety and Environmental standards, innovations, continuous improvements and empowerment of Omani talent, thereby contributing to meet the growing water demand of the Sultanate of Oman.”


"To be the leader in providing sustainable potable water solutions in eco-friendly and efficient manner enhancing quality of life and supporting development of the Sultanate of Oman.”

of oman's WATER DEMAND

The plant caters to c.23% of the water demand in the Sultanate .

people served everyday

The plant supplies potable water to nearly one third of Muscat’s inhabitants.



We are consistently open, honest, ethical, and fair.


We are inspired individuals and energized ‘one team’ without ‘I’ in it.


We do one thing really, really well – produce drinking water to WHO / Omani standards.


We are committed to safe workplace, serving community, and taking social and environmental responsibility.

Board of Directors

Management Team

By people. For people.

"I work for the progress of our country"

"Working at BDC has been a fulfilling experience, thanks to the respect and appreciation I have always received from my colleagues. It gives me great pride to have been associated with a project of this scale and importance, and I am grateful for learning and support from the O&M team. BDC is a place that nurtures young Omani talent and helps them grow, both as individuals and as a team. I’m committed to keep our communities, industry and economy moving ahead using advanced technology to produce a constant supply of potable drinking water.

Afaf Al Shuhaibi
Project Engineer
Barka Desalination Company

By people. For people.

“I work to serve our community”

“I am really proud to be working Barka IV Desalination Project. Water is essential to our growth as a community and a nation, and working for the largest desalination plant in Oman, I am proud to contribute to the success of the organisation as well as the nation. I am eager to learn every day, and I am lucky to be part of this team that constantly motivates, trains, inspires and nurtures people. I enjoy the knowledge around me and the confidence I have gained, and try to make the best of it for my personal growth and progress. As a team, we cherish the culture of collaboration, while always being disciplined and maintain high standards in everything we do. BDC and Veolia  truly cares for its people, and we care as much for the company.”

Issam al Yahmadi
Mechanical Maintenance Technician
Barka Desalination Company

Articles of Association


We are inspired individuals and energised ‘one team’ without ‘I’ in it.
Laws & Regulations

Employees must respect international, national, local law and regulations, and ethical and professional code of practice applicable to their activity.

Culture of Integrity

We attach the greatest importance to ethical professional behaviour of our employees, both towards colleagues and external stakeholders.

Fairness & Honesty

The quality of a relationship depends primarily on the fairness and honesty of the parties, especially in the performance of contracts. Our aim is to establish long-term relationships with all stakeholders.

Respecting Others

The principle of mutual respect is about reciprocity, each party having right to claim and duties to fulfill. That is why we attribute equal value to both parties, whether in their dealings with people or with corporate entities.