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Oman hands out water distribution contract

PAEW awards latest in string of major water schemes

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Oman's new projects will deliver piped water to thousands of people for the first time.
Oman's new projects will deliver piped water to thousands of people for the first time.

Engineering contractor Towell Infrastructure Projects (TIPCO) has been awarded a 17.5 million RO deal to build a potable water distribution systems in the Wilayat of Musannah in Oman's Batinah region.

Issued by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), the deal is the latest in a series of similar contracts in the Batinah, Dakhiliyah and Sharqiyah regions, which will provide tens of thousands of people with piped and tanker-based water for the first time.

"This contract is a further demonstration of our growing and increasingly diverse capabilities as a construction and infrastructure services provider," said Balaji Srinivasan, CEO and managing director of Towell Engineering, according to the Oman Daily Observer.

Towell will build a 570-kilometre distribution network as part of the contract, which has a two-year timeframe. The firm is already working on a series of projects, including a sewage treatment plant in Liwa, and a sewerage network for Saham Wilayat.

National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) is the supervision consultant on the Musannah project.

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