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|12 December, 2018

$537mln wastewater projects under way in Muscat

Haya water is in the process of implementing a number of projects

Image used for illustrative purpose. A view of the entrance to the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Wastewater Treatment Plant on Jefferson Avenue in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit , Michigan December 13, 2013.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A view of the entrance to the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Wastewater Treatment Plant on Jefferson Avenue in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit , Michigan December 13, 2013.

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Oman - Haya water is in the process of implementing a number of projects in Muscat Governorate at a total cost of RO 207 million.

Many of these projects are in the Wilayat of Bausher with four main projects costing RO 37 million.

This was announced Hussain bin Hassan AbdulHussain, CEO of Haya Water, at the annual media meeting of the state-owned wastewater company at Sundus Rotana Hotel in Muscat.

The company seeks to achieve the programme objectives of the wastewater re-use project according to the schedule that was prepared in advance, taking into consideration the urban boom and rapid population growth in Muscat, and at the same time covering other governorates, he said on the occasion.

Despite the geographical nature and population density of the Wilayat of Muttrah, the company is exerting huge efforts to connect Muttrah to the wastewater networks, he said.

Construction of wastewater networks project are under way in the areas of Darsait, Al Wadi Al Kabir, Al Hamriyah and the replacement of the wastewater line in Ruwi.
The wastewater network is 154 km long and the fibre optic network is 127 km long. This project serves about 3,608 residential units, government and commercial establishments.

A total of 1,417 units are already connected and the project is expected to be completed in March 2019.

A modern Sewage treatment Plants (STP) with the latest technologies for wastewater treatment and odour control is currently under construction with a capacity of 37,000 cubic metres per day and is expected to be completed by July 2019.

According to figures presented at the meeting by the CEO, during the period from October 2017 to October 2018, the company witnessed the completion of the Al Ansab Sewage Treatment Plant expansion (second phase). The project aims to increase the capacity of the current STP to 125,000 cubic metres per day.

The period also witnessed the completion of the Northern Area (A3) project in the Wilayat of Al Amerat. The project consists of 155 km of main wastewater networks and 16 of treated wastewater networks. In addition, there is a 192 km fibre optic cable network.

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The company has also completed the wastewater plant and networks in the Wilayat of Haima (Al Wusta Governorate).

The capacity of the plant exceeds 450 m3/day. The wastewater network is 19.9-km long, the treated wastewater network is 5,800-km long and the cost of the project is RO 2.462 million.

In the Nyabat of Al Jebel Al Akhdhar (Al Dakhilyah Governorate), the company completed the Sewage Treatment Sewage Plant expansion. The capacity of the plant is 600 m3/day. The period also witnessed the completion of the Sewage Treatment Plant in the Wilayat of Barka. The capacity of the plant after the expansion is reached 6,000 m3/ day. The wastewater network is 110 km long, the treated wastewater network is 13,500 km long. The cost of the project is RO 11.899 million.

The number of STPs in Muscat Governorate is eight with a capacity of 210,650 cubic metres per day. These STPs are connected to wastewater networks with a length of 2,164 km.

The length of existing treated wastewater networks is about 335 km.
Haya Water uses efficient pumps to ensure smooth flow of the wastewater to the STPs in the places where the company faces difficulties in terms of gravity. The number of these pumping stations is 38 scattered all over Muscat.

There are also 74,711 inspection rooms all over Muscat Governorate.

In order to enhance the In-Country Value of Haya Water products as one of the economic principles adopted by the company in its operations, Haya launched the organic fertilizer plant known as Kala in 2010 as one of the important production pillars.

In total, the value of assets in Muscat Governorate has exceeded RO 929 million to this date.

With regard to the assets in other governorates, the number of the STPs is 56, with a capacity of 62,140 cubic metres per day, connected to wastewater networks with a length of 1,000 km. As in the Governorate of Muscat, there are approximately 97 pumping stations in the regional governorates with the same purpose as mentioned above.

One of these projects under implementation is the north and south of Al Khuwair area project (B3b) which aims to build a wastewater network of 42-km long, treated wastewater network of 9.5 km long, 40-km of fiber optic network.

This project serves about 2,650 housing units and government and commercial establishments. The total number of units that connected till today are 1,050. The project will be completed in the second quarter of 2019. In addition to the above, there is also wastewater and treated water networks in Bausher 1, (B8). The project consists of 23 km of the wastewater networks and 5.7 km of the treated water networks. The project which is expected to be finished in November 2020 will serve 527 housing units and governmental and commercial establishments.

The Royal Office connection is considered as one of the main project which is executing by the company in the wilayat. The project consists of 3 km of the wastewater networks and four km of the treated water. It is expected to be completed in March 2020.

Due to the urban and population growth of this wilayat, Haya Water is working as part of its master plan, on the wastewater project in Al Amerat which consists of 3 wastewater networks and the construction of STP and pumping stations.

One of the most important projects under implementation in this wilayat is the STP (A1) project, which has a capacity of 18,000 cubic metres per day in its first phase and contains modern technologies for wastewater treatment and odor control during the treatment process. The project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

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