Ozaltin’s bid was 32.6 per cent lower than the second lowest price of RO 43.9 million ($112.6 million) from the team of France’s Vinci with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC). Vinci/CCC also submitted an alternative offer of RO 44.9 million ($115.1 million). The other bidders are India’s Patel Engineers & Contractors with the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting and India’s Hindustan Construction.

The scope of works covers the main dam, an earthfill saddle dam, a water supply network covering Muscat and Quriyat, two pumping stations, two storage tanks, two substations and a water treatment plant. The client is the Regional Municipalities, Environment & Water Resources Ministry.