Oman’s Mazoon Electricity Company has received bids for three contracts to build substations in the Batinah governorate.

Mazoon received bids for the contracts in the second week of February.

Eleven firms are vying for the first contract, which involves building a 33/11kV primary substation, and 33kV incoming and 11kV outgoing feeders in north Batinah. The local Civil Contracting Company submitted the lowest price of RO3.45m ($9m). The second-lowest price of RO3.48m was submitted by the local Rukun al-Yaqeen International.

The second contract is for a primary substation, and 33kV incoming and 11kV outgoing feeders in south Batinah. The electricity provider received bids from 13 contractors for the deal. The lowest price of RO2.1m was submitted by Rukun al-Yaqeen International. This was marginally lower than the RO2.2m bid submitted by the local Al-Jood Trading & Contracting. The local Bahwan Engineering submitted a price of RO2.4m.

Rukun al-Yaqeen International also submitted the low bid of RO1.3m for the contract to build a 2X20MV primary substation at Nakhal, south Batinah. Mazoon received bids from 14 contractors for the tender.

The contracts are the latest in a number of electricity transmission deals tendered by the sultanate in the past year as it seeks to expand and upgrade its network. In December last year, the local Bahwan Engineering Company was awarded a RO42.9m contract by the Oman Electricity Company to build an overhead transmission line from Izki to Sur.