Indian firm bids low for Omani dam contract

24 August 2009

Oman plans to replenish groundwater aquifers

India’s KNR Construction is the low bidder for a contract to build three dams in Oman.

The company bid OR5.8m ($15.1m) to build dams at Wadi Naam, Wadi al-Rasad and Wadi Uqalldah in the Al-Qabil province of the Sharqiyah region.

Oman wants to use the dams to replenish groundwater aquifers.

The other firms that submitted bids for the project include the local Desert Line Projects, Galfar Engineering & Contracting, Sarooj Construction Company, National United Engineering & Contracting Company and Premier International Projects.

India’s Afcons Infrastructure, China’s Sinohydro Corporation, Austria’s Strabag and Italian/Lebanese joint venture Federici Stirling Batco also bid.

Two Iranian companies - Jahan Kowsar Company and Kayson Company – complete the list of bidders.

The Regional Municipalities & Water Resources Ministry is the client.

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