Electro-Mechanical wins latest Oman wastewater refurb deals

US $3.1 million package is awarded as Oman continues to address an increasing demand for water in the country

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By  Conrad Egbert Published  December 10, 2005

Oman-based contracting company Electro-Mechanical has picked up a deal to refurbish four wastewater treatment plants in Oman. The contract is worth US $3.1 million (OR1.2 million) and has been awarded by the state-owned Oman Wastewater Services Company. The contract involves the rehabilitation of four existing sewerage treatment plants located across the country. “The contract was awarded to Electro Mechanical last week and work on the projects has just begun,” Hafidh bin Nasser Al Maskiry, a spokesperson for Oman Wastewater Services Company told Construction Week. “The plants are quite old and were in need of refurbishment so the contract basically involves the rehabilitation of four plants in the Al Khod, Al Ansar, Sha’adi Al Quorum and Ma’abeila areas of Oman.” Construction is expected to be completed by May next year. Energo Project has been appointed as consultant on the job. The deal follows the award of an $80 million contract to Galfar Engineering and Contracting to build the Al Ansab sewage treatment plant. The production capacity of the new plant will be 53 000m3 of recycled water per day, which will be used for irrigation. Oman Wastewater Services Company is a state-owned and run organisation that is devoted to overcome increasing water scarcity and depletion of groundwater in the Sultanate of Oman. Oman’s water demand is about 1650 m3 daily, 90% of which is used for agricultural purposes. The capital, Muscat, alone has approximately 144 sewerage treatment plants, with a total volume of 36 000 m3 of wastewater treated daily by a further 10 public plants.

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