Mazoon Electricity makes investments worth OMR80 million to enhance power network

Business Tuesday 12/April/2022 16:40 PM
By: Times News Service
Mazoon Electricity makes investments worth OMR80 million to enhance power network

Muscat: In accordance with its project plans for 2022, Mazoon Electricity, (member of Nama Group) is constructing a number of primary substations with related 33 kV and 11 kV feeders to expand the power network, enhance network performance, and ensure service sustainability for customers across governorates under its coverage area.

The projects are being executed in governorates including Al Dakhiliyah, North Al Sharqiyah, South Al Sharqiyah, South Al Batinah and the Wilayat of Suwaiq in North Al Batinah.

Over the past months, Mazoon Electricity has completed and operated some strategic projects in the field of electricity distribution at a total cost of OMR28 million. Among the projects completed are the 33 kV portion in Wadi Bani Awf grid station in Rustaq and another primary substation in Suwaiq. In addition, operations were commissioned for primary substations in Fanja, Masrun in Ibra and Sayma, Humaydah, Afyah in Al Dakhiliyah.

Moreover, operations were commissioned for transformer stations in Ras Al Hadd in Sur, Jibreen in Bahla, Hayy Al Turathin Nizwa, Ezz station in Manah, and Wadi Al Tayeen, and related lines to the aforementioned substations.

The company is currently working to complete other vital projects, the most important of which are the primary stations in Al Bashaer in Rustaq and Tharmad in Suwaiq with capacity (3 x 20 MVA) and stations in Nizwa with capacity (2 x 20 MVA), HayyAsim in Barka with capacity (2 x 20 MVA), Seih Al Nama in Al Mudhaibi with capacity (2 x 20 MVA), Adam, Barakat Al Moaz and Samail industrial stations in Al Dakhiliyah and three stations in South Al Sharqiyah covering a number of wilayats including Sur, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan and Jalan Bani Bu Ali. The completion ratio of these projects ranges from 20 per cent to 95 per cent, and plans are underway to complete them during 2022. The value of the investment in these projects is OMR34 million.

To implement the company's projects that have been approved by Authority for Public Services Regulatory, the company awarded a number of tenders at an estimated value of OMR11 million. They include the construction of primary stations in Niyabat, Sinaw in North Al Sharqiyah and Nizwa, stations each in Hayy Asim in Barka and Wadi Al Maawil in South Al Batinah, along with the related feeder and distribution lines. The projects will be implemented from April 2022 onwards.

Commenting on the company’s investments, Eng. Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Quri, Senior Project Manager at Mazoon Electricity Company, said, “In addition to these projects which aim to enhance the electricity network in the aforementioned governorates, work is underway to invest in low voltage (LV) network extension projects to supply the customers as well as reinforcement of the existing LV network and developing this network to comply high-level HSE and stability standards with annual investments worth more than OMR40 million.”

Al-Quri added that these projects are of utmost importance for the provision of sustainable service to the company’s customers. In addition, they contribute to supporting the electricity sector with a high-quality network consistent with international standards.

Moreover, the company is introducing and developing electronic systems to operate and monitor the performance of the power network and ensure service continuity. The company's total investment in the project plan to the end of the year reached OMR80 million.