Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group Elecnor has been awarded a contract to carry out one of the largest water transmission and supply projects to date in Oman.
The contract, which is worth €192 million, was awarded by the Public Authority for Water (Diam) in an international call for tender. Elecnor won the bid in a joint venture agreement with Omani company Target.
The new infrastructure project will double the water transportation capacity from desalination plants located in Barka and Sohar in the north of Oman, to the drinking water network. It will boost water supply in the Al Batinah region, one of Oman’s most populous areas.
The contract includes construction of around 144km of pipeline, including the installation of welded and ductile cast iron pipes. Elecnor will also build five fully equipped pumping stations during different phases of the project, combined with five new reservoir with capacities from 5,000 to 50,000 cubic metres.
The final stage of the project includes construction of all associated civil works. Construction is due to be complete by April 2022.
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