India’s largest construction company L&T Construction has been awarded a design and execution contract for Phase II of Al Dhakhlia Water Transmission System, a water infrastructure project in Oman.
L&T Construction did not disclose the exact value of the contract, but specified that as per its classification, the project is in the range of over Indian Rupees (INR) 1,000 crore (1$=73.19 INR).
The contract, awarded by the Public Authority for Water (DIAM), includes the installation of 173 km of pipelines for water transmission with associated civil works, 18 RCC water storage reservoirs, 5 pumping stations with associated mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation work.
Phase 2 of the Water Transmission System in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate will also involve a 192 km water transmission pipeline with CS pipe with diameter varying from 500 to 1700 mm, and a summit strategic storage reservoir at Izki with a capacity of 350,000m³.
It will also comprise the integration of new reservoirs and pumping stations with the existing SCADA system and with GPRS standby. Subsequently integrating it to the main Central Control Room at Bawshar in Muscat on GPRS communication network, as well as other associated civil, electrical, mechanical, SCADA and instrumentation works as necessary.
The current transmission system is inadequate to meet rapidly increasing demand either of households or special demands imposed by industrial areas developed by PEIE, as well as institutional, touristic and government facilities.