Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has conducted a workshop on December 24th for polarization of civil contractors to encourage the civil contractors to enter to OETC business to increase the competition in civil contracts and achieving economic purchase subsequently. OETC is responsible for transmission of electricity through the Main Interconnected System (MIS) grid. As part of the growing demand in the electricity sector, civil contractors are an important part of maintaining the assets within the grid as well as the expansion process.
The workshop aimed also to streamline the cooperation between OETC and civil contractors in order to improve efficiencies and foster growth. To start that streamlining process, OETC has shown contractors the scope of their projects and what is expected from the various opportunities in the growing sector.
Another important aspect of the workshop was to highlight the importance of health, safety and environmental standards of the company. OETC boasts 7.2 million safe man working hours in 2014, which shows the commitment and standards of current contractors.
“Civil contractors have a vital role in developing and maintaining the electrical grid, this means that a close working relationship is essential in not only keeping the grid to standard, but to ensure that we provide an enhanced service, nothing is more important to us than providing clean and safe electricity. Our contractors are treated as part of our staff and their safety is paramount in how we work “Ali said Al-Hadabi, CEO of Oman Electricity Transmission Company
The company has signed contracts worth RO 82 million in construction projects in 2014 and plans to expand investment to an approximate RO 119 million in 2015. In addition, OETC plans to expand consultancy projects from RO 3 million in 2014 to RO 6.7 million in 2015.
The workshop gave detailed clarifications on how suppliers can register for future projects in order to attract more contractors. Suppliers can visit OETC offices or gain more information through the website on www.omangrid.com related to the registration processes.