Over OMR275m electricity transmission projects under way

MUSCAT — To enhance the flow of electricity supply in all governorates of the Sultanate, Oman Electricity Transmission Company is currently carrying out projects worth RO 275 million, including new power stations and expansions of existing stations. Ali Al Haddabi, CEO of Oman Electricity Transmission Company , said that work will begin shortly on the setting up of Al Hamria transformer station (132/220 kv) and its electricity transmission line, Al Aija transformer station, Al Sharqiyah, and its electricity transmission line (132 kv), and two power stations in Sur and Jahlout (220/400 kv). The 2013-2014 plan also includes Ibra power station and its electricity transmission line (132 kv), expansion of Liwa electricity station (132/33 kv), addition of two 132kv-power lines to Al Khadra transformer station and two similar lines to Barka transformer station, said Al Haddabi, adding that work is under way on the expansion of Mahdha power station. In an exclusive interview with Oman, Arabic sister daily of the Observer, Al Haddabi said that Oman Electricity Transmission Company is envisaging a 15-year strategy aimed at ensuring safe, prompt and durable supply of electricity to all areas of the Sultanate, which will reflect positively on the national development process. The strategy, he explained, takes into account the need for ongoing education and continuous training of the company’s employees to keep pace with the demands of new projects.