Oman's state-controlled Haya Water has awarded the first construction contract for the Wilayat of Al Amerat water reuse project (Contract A2) to install sewer and treated effluent pipelines in the country's Al Amerat western area.
The 47-month contract, valued at OMR28m ($72m), was awarded to a joint venture firm, between Arab Contractors and National United Engineering & Contracting Company.
Under the contract, the company will install 23km of sewers, 140km of laterals and riders, 7km of treated effluent line and 43km of house connections covering about 2,900 properties. The project work will also implement gravity sewer networks, sewage pump stations and sewage rising mains.
Phase one of the project will include implementation of a water reuse treatment plant and treated effluent distribution networks.
The water reuse project is aimed at modernising and improving the efficiency of usage of treated effluent for irrigation and commercial purposes, reported Oman Observer.
Through the project, Haya Water is also expecting to reduce the existing complex system of collecting wastewater from individual properties' septic tanks through tankers, and simplify revenue collection.
The company is expecting to complete the project work and deliver it to Haya Water in August 2016.
Wilayat of Al Amerat Water Reuse project is a part of the Muscat Water Reuse Project Master Plan, which is divided into five sewerage catchments to implement the project.
Haya Water undertook the Al Amerat Waste Water Project and is responsible for the provision of sewerage and water reuse treatment infrastructure in the project areas of Al Amerat and Al Hajir, located in Wilayat of Al Amerat.
The Al Amerat water reuse project will be implemented in stages so as to meet the demand for sewerage services when needed.
Image: Haya Water awarded a contract for the installation and implementation of wastewater infrastructure to treat sewer and effluent water in Oman. Photo: Courtesy of Nigel Wylie.