The local Haya Water has awarded a joint venture of Egypt’s Arab Contractors and the local National United Engineering Contracting Company an RO28.9m ($75m) contract for sewerage works in the Al-Amerat western area.

The work will involve building 23 kilometres (km) of sewers, 140km of laterals and riders, 7km of treated sewage effluent (TSE) line and 43km of residence connectors, which will service 2,900 properties. The duration of the contract is 47 months.

Haya Water is planning to invest a further RO1bn on new water projects in the sultanate until 2018. The company has the mandate to build, own and operate the Muscat wastewater project under a 30-year concession, which started on 1 January 2006. Its responsibilities involve wastewater collection, treatment and TSE distribution across the governorate’s six provinces – Muttrah, Bausher, Seeb, Al-Amerat, Quriyat and Muscat.

Speaking at MEED’s Oman Investment Forum 2012 in Muscat in October, Hussain Hassan Ali Abdul Hussain, Haya Water’s chief executive officer, said the firm currently has 12 projects with a total value of RO700m in Oman, and that this figure was planned to rise to RO1.7bn by 2018.

Haya’s current portfolio includes the wastewater treatment plant in Darsait, Muscat.

Haya Water awarded a RO37m contract on 31 October 2010 to build a wastewater treatment plant at Darsait and signed the contract on 19 January 2011. The contract was awarded to Spain’s Cadagua and the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting. The firms are currently building the 50,000-cubic-metre-a-day (cm/d) facility.