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Towell awarded Oman's $214m Liwa City contract

Towell Infrastructure will construct infrastructure for the Liwa City project, which is due for completion by 2018

Towell will construct infrastructure for the Liwa City project. [Representational Image]
Towell will construct infrastructure for the Liwa City project. [Representational Image]

Omani construction firm Towell Infrastructure Projects has been awarded a $214m contract to build the infrastructure for the Sultanate's upcoming Liwa City project.

The project is being developed by the Omani government in North Al Batinah Governorate.

Towell defeated five contractors that bid for the contract, representing the second phase of the project, which comprises building an integrated urban development designed to provide alternative housing to residents displaced or impacted by the establishment of Sohar Port and Freezone.

The Sultanate's Ministry of Housing is investing up to $1.3bn in the establishment of the project.

An approved master plan of the project involves the construction of 2,500 to 3,000 housing units, alongside the infrastructure required in an urban development. 

The project is due for full completion by 2018, by when Liwa City is expected to house 30,000 people. 

Towell's scope of work includes the implementation of utilities, amenities, and other support infrastructure necessary to sustain a modern township.

An elaborate water distribution network made up of around 185km of pipelines will be laid as part of the contract.

At least 4,500 house connections are envisioned when the network is operational.

Also included in the deal is a sewerage collection system (72 km), irrigation water network (84 km), electrical network (410 km of electrical cabling), fibre optic ducts (265 km), storm water network (72 km), and interlocking tiles for roadside paving (15 million sq metres).

The consultant for the project is AAW & Partners, Oman Daily Observer reported. 

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