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Nawras connects green mega-project

Nawras deploys suite of telecoms services to water purification plant

Nawras connects green mega-project
Alexander Dittmar, MD of Bauer Nimr and Abdulla Issa Al Rawahy, chief strategy officer, Nawras.

Omani telco Nawras has provided a complete suite of telecoms services to the Nimr Reed Bed Project, a large-scale water purification plant designed to reduce the environmental impact of the oil and gas industry in Oman.

Nawras has supplied a complete package to the project at Wilayat al Jazir, including closed user group mobile voice and mobile broadband access at the site, and connectivity between the site and the firm's head office in Muscat. It has also provided mobile coverage across the huge reed bed area, which was essential for ensuring the safety of onsite workers. Nawras deployed 2G and 3G mobile base stations with fixed services delivered via fibre optic cables.

Roman Garba, business development manager, Nawras, said that the telco had used its Ethernet service to link the Nimr plant with the Muscat head office. "We see a trend in customers' preferences towards modern Ethernet service instead of classical leased lines to carry data across the network," Garba said.

Nimr Reed Bed Project uses reed plants to purify water contaminated with oil and other pollutants. The plant covers 2.4 million square metres and the use of reed beds is expected to save an estimated 12 billion cubic feet of gas pollution over the next decade.

The project was recently inaugurated at a ceremony under the auspices of HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Marhoon al Maamari, State Minister and Governor of Dhofar.

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