• India’s Larsen & Toubro submits low bid for water pipeline project
  • Sultanate is planning to invest heavily in upgrading and expanding water networks

Three contractors have submitted bids for a deal to build a water transmission pipeline in Oman.

The firms submitted prices on 21 September for the contract to build a pipeline from the Bausher to Seeb areas of Muscat.

India’s Larsen & Toubro submitted a low bid of RO32.4m ($84.1m). This was 2.7 per cent lower than the RO33.3m price submitted by the second-lowest bidder, the local SMC Infra.

India’s Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) submitted the final price of RO33.6m. The project owner is the Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW).

Oman is planning to invest heavily in its water and wastewater networks in the coming years.

MEED reported in September that state-owned Haya Water was planning to invest RO1.25bn on new sewerage projects to improve and expand the country’s wastewater network.

Speaking at a conference in Muscat, Khalid al-Lawatia, deputy general manager for projects at Haya Water, said the investment would be directed towards building sewage treatment plants (STPs), sewage pipelines and trunk lines in six catchment areas in the Muscat governorate. The areas include Bausher, Al-Amerat and Seeb.

Al-Lawatia said there were RO304m of planned projects in the Bausher area, RO200m in Seeb and RO154m in the Al-Amerat catchment area.

He said several multimillion-rial projects were currently under construction, including RO404m of projects in Seeb and RO122m in Bausher.

Al-Lawatia said the company had recently commissioned the Qurayyat STP, and that a larger facility was currently under development at Darsait.

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