Saudi Arabia-based power contractor Saudi National Contracting (NCC) has won a contract to build a 132kV overhead transmission line in the governorate of Musandam, Oman.

The project, expected to cost about $98m, is part of major infrastructure schemes being implemented in the country by the government, reported Oman Daily Observer.

NCC will construct the transmission line at Tibat in Wilayat Bukha to Khasab and extend it further 80km to Dibba.

The transmission line will supply electricity generated from the governorate’s first natural gas-based power plant to be constructed at Tibat.

The electricity produced from the approximately 120MW power plant will be supplied to towns and villages in Dibba and Khasab, replacing diesel-based electrical generation for the first time in the governorate.

In addition, 132KV grid stations will be constructed at Tibat, Khasab and Dibba.

Natural gas for the power plant at Tibat will be supplied from a new integrated oil and gas processing plant currently being developed by Oman Oil’s upstream subsidiary, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP).