OMAN Electricity Transmission Company has awarded six contracts worth RO87 million ($225 million) for several infrastructure projects related to the new grid station in the sultanate.
These include expansion of a number of existing plants, reinforcement of overhead transmission lines (OHL) and consultancy services for construction of new grid stations in many areas. The six contracts include:
• The construction of the new 220/132/33-kV grid station at Sohar Free Zone, which will be carried out by Galfar Engineering and Construction Company at a cost of RO18.4 million ($48 million);
• Construction of a 400-kV overhead transmission line between Izki and Misfah grid stations, to be implemented by Gulf Jyoti International and Jyoti Constructions at a cost of RO18.8 million ($49 million);
• Upgrading of Misfah Grid Station to 400 kV to be executed by Larsen & Toubro (Oman) at a cost of RO21.6 million ($56 million);
• Reinforcing of the current network in Muscat with a 132-kV linking system between Al Falaj, Muttrah and Wadi Kabir grid stations and adding a fourth 125 MVA transformer at Wadi Kabir grid station. The RO17.5-million ($45 million) project has gone to Bahwan Engineering Company;
• Construction of a new 132-kV grid station and 132-kV OHL in Al Dreez area at a cost of about RO10.31 million ($27 million). The work will be carried out by Anabensa Company and Sarooj group; and
• Consultancy services for design and supervision of a 400-kV grid station at Sohar IPP-3 (independent power project), Sohar Free Zone and Sieh Almakarem and a 400-kV line connection between Sohar Free Zone to Mahadha and a 400-kV line between Sohar Free Zone and Sieh Almakarem.