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Oman awards $1m contract for power supply near Duqm fish centre

Oneic will establish power lines for the upcoming food hub within Duqm's special economic zone

Oman's Oneic has won a power supply contract in Duqm [representational image].
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Oman's Oneic has won a power supply contract in Duqm [representational image].

Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (Oneic) has been awarded a power supply contract worth almost $1m by Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer).

Oneic’s contract for Tanweer’s project is worth $984,600 (OMR378,587), and includes the establishment of power supply for a yet-to-be-built fish centre in Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD).

READ: Oman's Mazoon awards $3m power contract to Oneic

Work will last approximately 150 days and will commence when Oneic has received a directive from the project management office to begin construction.

The contract comes after Oman Food Investment Holding Company signed a deal with Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm to create a fishing hub in the area last year.

Plans for the complex include building a fishery harbour, landing areas for fish, support services, and processing facilities.

The move can be seen against a wider effort to improve food security in Oman, which is heavily dependent on imported produce.

READ: Dhofar in action as two Oman food companies launch fish, dairy plants

Construction activity is picking up in Oman. If you feel your team, project, or initiatives from 2018 deserve recognition, then please nominate yourself for the upcoming Construction Week Awards 2019. The nominations deadline closes on 22 January, meaning there's little time left to be in with a chance of winning one of the coveted 13 awards.

Please visit Construction Week’s microsite to find out more about this year’s categories and the nomination process.

To book your seat, please contact Teri Dunstan on (+971) 04 444 3227, or drop her an email. Table sales executive, Lacie Curtis, can also be reached to book your spot at the ceremony. Reach Lacie on (+971) 04 444 3223 or email her.

For partnership opportunities associated with the CW Oman Awards brand, please email Riad Raad.

Check out the full list of last year's CW Oman Awards winners here.

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 will be held in Muscat this March.

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