- Projects include establishing a new station, expanding existing stations and developing integrated supply stations
- The schemes will create higher-quality supply and reduce outages
The local Majan Electricity Company signed nine agreements worth more than RO7m ($18m) on 30 July.
The projects include establishing a new station, the expansion of existing stations and the development of an integrated supply station at various wilayas that are served by the firms distribution network in the regions of North Batinah, Al-Dhahirah and Al-Buraimi.
The first three tenders, valued at a combined RO2.7m, involve setting up stations in the Al-Buraimi city centre, Al-Jafrah with a capacity of 2×20 kilovolt-amperes (KVA) and Al-Batinah with a capacity of 2x20KVA.
Two tenders have been signed for the expansion of the Wadi Habib station for RO761,500 in the north of Al-Batinah.
Another tender involves building the Humbar station of capacity 3x20KVA in North Batinah. The local Al-Jood Contracting will undertake the construction work for RO1.17m.
The seventh tender is to expand the Hajramat substation with the capacity of 10x2KVA in the Al-Dahirah region. It will be conducted by the local United Engineering Projects for RO846,846.
The eighth tender has been carried out by the local Horizon Manufacturers Trading for RO645,000, to expand the Al-Buraimi substation from a capacity of 6x2KVA.
The last contract was awarded to the local Al-Murad International to build 22 stations with a capacity of 1,000KVA and 20 stations with a capacity of 500KVA. The agreement is valued at RO474,240.
These projects are the essential backbone of creating an infrastructure andk eeping up with the increased demand in different areas, says Mohammed al-Abri, senior manager at Majan Electricity Company.
This in turn will create a higher quality of supply and reduce the outages. These projects are part of a bigger overall plan the company has [been] implementing for 2015/16.