PAEW lauds Al Hassan Engineering's efforts during the recent water supply shutdown in Muscat (01 Mar 2015)
The water supply in many areas of Muscat got affected between from February 12 to 14 as Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) embarked on the installation of a new water transmission pipeline in the capital. The recent shutdown was of particular significance for PAEW as it had never planned a long duration combined shutdown of this scale before.
The shutdown also included Al Hassan Engineering Company’s (AHEC) Emergency Water Reservoir Project's (EWR) five Tie-in Connections, three at the Qurum site and two at the Ruwi Site to connect with PAEWs system.
The Team led by Mr Muzammil Naqvi of Al Hassan started work at the designated sites on 12th Feb' 15 at 11:30 AM and were able to complete all its 5 Tie-ins on the same day and the associated civil works on early morning of 13th Feb' 15, that is well before its allocated time & to the entire satisfaction of PAEW and consultants Sogreah. PAEW has in particular appreciated AHEC's arrangements, support, quality and timely completion of the shutdown activities.
PAEW had awarded Al Hassan Engineering this significant contract in 2012 for the construction of phase 1 of the emergency water storage reservoirs project in the Muscat Governorate as part of PAEWs contingency planning to increase the water storage capacity to minimum 7 days for the Muscat Governorate.
As scheduled, works at Wadi Kabir, Ruwi & Wattayah sites have been completed, while works at the Qurum site shall be completed towards the second quarter of 2015.