Oman’s Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources has received 10 bids for the consultancy role on its planned project to construct the Al-Khoud dam.

The Al-Khoud dam is planned to prevent flooding in the wadis that pass through the capital Muscat.

German consultant Bjoernsen submitted the lowest bid of RO1.09m ($2.83m), almost 2 per cent lower than the RO1.11m price submitted by the second lowest bidder, Atlas International Consulting Engineers.

The full list of bidders and prices is:

  • Bjoernsen Consulting Engineers (Germany), RO1.09m
  • Atlas International Consulting Engineers (local), RO1.11m
  • Renardet & Partners (Switzerland), RO1.38m
  • Eptisa Engineering (Spain), RO1.42m
  • Al-Abraj Consulting Engineers (local), RO1.45m
  • Sering International (local), RO1.47m
  • Artelia Muscat Engineering Consultancy (local), RO1.8m
  • Nespak & Partners (Pakistan), RO2.3m
  • Dar al-Handasah (Lebanon), RO2.5m
  • Wapcos (India), RO3.7m

While the Al-Khoud dam will be designed primarily to assist with flood protection, it will also help recharge groundwater.

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