Oman’s Towell Infrastructure Projects Company has won a RO17.5m ($44m) contract to supply water to Musanah in the Batinah region in the northeast of the sultanate.

The Public Authority for Electricity & Water is the client.

Under the contract, Towell will build 570 kilometres of pipelines to distribute water to the area. National Engineering Services Pakistan will supervise the construction of the pipelines.

The project should take two years to complete.

Six other companies submitted bids for the project on 9 February. They included Omani firms Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading, Al-Adrak Trading & Contracting, Al-Mater Trading & Contracting, and Hasan Bin Juma Bin Backer Trading & Contracting.

Societe Egyptienne d’Entreprises (Moukhtar Ibrahim) and India’s Nagarjuna Trading Company also bid.

Towell Infrastructure Projects Company was formerly known as Towell al-Zawraa Engineering Services.