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Oman's Sultan Qaboos University awards $7.2m MEP contract

Oman National Engineering has won the contract, which also includes civil maintenance works for the Sultan Qaboos Univeristy Hospital

ONEIC's contract covers the civil maintenance of the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.
ONEIC's contract covers the civil maintenance of the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.

Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (ONEIC) has been awarded a $7.2m (OMR2.7m) contract by Sultan Qaboos University.

ONEIC's contract covers operation and maintenance of both electrical and mechanical equipment, as well as the the civil maintenance of the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (pictured).

The two-year contract will see ONEIC commence its work on the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital on 1 July, 2018, with its work expected to be completed in 2020.

READ: ONEIC nabs two construction contracts from MEDC

Chief executive officer of ONEIC, Rashid bin Mohammed Al Ghailani, said had received the contract award with "great pleasure".

It is the third contract that has been awarded to ONEIC this month, following the $9.2m (OMR3.5) three-year contract Dhofar Power Company awarded to ONEIC to carry out recovery and defaulters management services. This came after ONEIC won a $2.4m (OMR940,755) contract from the Muscat Electricity Distribution Company, also for recovery and default management services earlier in April.

In February 2018, Oman's Tender Board, led by chairman Dr Rasheed bin al Safi al Huraibi, approved tens of tenders for various works in the country, worth $142.6m (OMR54.8m) altogether.

In November 2017, Carillion Alawi won a $316m (OMR121.6m) contract to work on the Sultan Qaboos Hospital project.

Sultan Qaboos Hospital will span a 20ha area in Salalah, and a seven-storey building with the initial capacity for 620 beds.

For more MEP stories, please visit ConstructionWeekOnline's sister website, MEP Middle East.

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