UWEC awards US$37m deal to Sogex Oman

The Union Water and Electricity Company (UWEC) awarded a US$ 37.4-million contract to Sogex Oman Company to operate and maintain...

The Union Water and Electricity Company (UWEC) awarded a US$ 37.4-million contract to Sogex Oman Company to operate and maintain the water desalination and power generation plant at Qidfa area in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

The five-year contract also covers the 179-km dual pipeline being laid from the plant to Sweihan in Abu Dhabi to pump up to 180 million gallons a day (mgd) of water. UWEC is developing a 656-MW power unit and a 100-mgd water desalination plant at the same site. Sogex Oman has participated in the construction and commissioning of numerous large power generation and water desalination projects in Oman.

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company is scheduled to complete the US$ 791-million contract for the power unit and the desalination plant by the end of this year, while the partnership of Al Jaber Energy Services and Technip Germany will complete the US$ 440-million contract for the dual pipeline to Sweihan, an 18-km spur to Al Dhaid in Sharjah, water pumping stations and associated facilities by February 2004 .

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