Al Hassan Engineering Company (AHEC) has signed a multi-million rial contract with the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) for the construction of Phase 1 of the Emergency Water Storage Reservoirs Project in the Muscat Governorate, reports Oman Daily Observer.
An emergency water reservoir network conceived out of PAEW’s contingency planning for the Muscat Governorate, following the adverse weather events of June 2007. Furthermore, the emergency storage network is also intended to keep the city well supplied in the event of any disruption in operations at the Ghubrah and Barka desalination plants, which meet much of Muscat’s potable water demand. The scope of work for AHEC includes building of six emergency water reservoirs at four locations in the capital region – Qurum, Ruwi, Al Wadi al Kabir and Wattayah. Qurum will host the biggest of the reservoirs with two units each with a storage capacity of 73,000 cubic metres.
Ruwi will have one reservoir with a capacity of 25,000 cubic metres, at Al Wadi al Kabir there will be two reservoirs each of a capacity of 15,000 cubic metres and a similar sized reservoir will also be constructed at Wattayah.