13 firms bid for Duqm projects
Muscat , July 18, 2007
Thirteen local and international companies have submitted bids for two separate tenders for the establishment of power generation and water desalination facilities in Oman's Duqm.
The Rural Areas Electricity Company (REAC), a subsidiary of the state-owned Electricity Holding Company, is overseeing the development of the projects which, along with other infrastructure improvement, are key to supporting Duqm's development in the short term, said a report.
Duqm is envisioned as Oman's next major industrial and commercial hub centring around a world-scale ship repair yard and a proposed heavy industrial zone, the report said.
The power station will have a capacity of 64MW, while desalination project will produce 6,000 cu m of water per day.
In the race to build the power plant are Oman National Electric Co, Larsen & Toubro, Electromech LLC, Global Energy Technologies and Global Chemicals and Maintenance Systems LLC.
The line-up of confirmed bidders for the desalination plant are Oman National Electric Co, Global Chemicals & Maintenance System, Galfar Engineering & Contracting, Larsen & Toubro, HICO Co, Aoualyng & Towell Al Zawra, VA Tech Wabag, Utico, and Global Energy Technologies. Both components of the project, involved an estimated investment of around RO20 million, are expected to come on stream before the end of 2008.Trade Arabia News Service