Four contracts to be for Amerat waste-water system with fifth for Al Ansab area
Haya Water, the company responsible for the design, construction and operation of water-reuse projects throughout the Muscat Governorate, plans to sign as many as five contracts in 2013, it was announced on Friday.
Amongst those five contracts, four are likely to be for the Amerat waste-water system with the remaining contract for a project in the Al Ansab area, local newspaper Muscat Daily said in a report.
“We are now embarking on our projects in Amerat area, which is the second-most rapidly growing area in the Muscat Governorate,” said HE Sultan bin Hamdoon al Harthy, chairman of Haya Water and Muscat Municipality.
Speaking on the sidelines of Haya Water’s tenth anniversary celebrations and the inauguration of its new headquarters – Bait Haya – Al Harthy said that the contracts would all be major projects and ‘strategically important for the Muscat Governorate’.
With urban and demographic growth picking up very quickly in the Amerat area, the municipality has signed off on six projects, with the first already signed. The remainder are expected to be signed in 2013, expect for a waste-water treatment plant in the Al Hajar area, Al Harthy said.
The agreement for the plant is expected to be signed by 2015, he added.
“Apart from Amerat, we have one project coming up in Al Ansab area, and we expect to sign the contract for design of the networks and water stations in 2013,” he told the newspaper.
Haya Water recently awarded the first construction contract for the Amerat water-reuse project for the installation of sewer and treated effluent pipelines in the Amerat Western area.
The $75mn project was awarded to a joint venture between The Arab Contractors and National United Engineering and Contracting Company.