Galfar wins series of Omani grid projects
Engineering firm will work on 132kV grid stations and cables
Galfar Engineering & Contracting (Galfar), Oman’s biggest construction company, has announced a series of project wins in Oman to upgrade the electricity grid network.
The deals include a US $26.58 million contract with the Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) for the construction of a grid station at Ghala, Muscat Governorate, together with the installation of the required 132kV cables. Work is scheduled to take sixteen and a half months at the site.
OETC has recorded a 2012 yearly high on its network of 4,448 MW, whilst minimum load on the grid has been measured at 1,274 MW.
Also announced was a $24.54 million deal, again with OETC, to build the Al Kamil and Al Wafi 132kV grid station, together with a transmission line. The firm also won a tender from Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity & Water (PAEW) for the “operation and maintenance of the above-ground assets of the Public Authority for Electricity & Water” in North Al Batina and Alzahirah Governorates.
Galfar has grown considerably since its creation in 1972, now boasting 28,000 employees and a turnover of more than $1 billion. The firm has operations in Kuwait, India, and Libya.