The project, which features an electrical substation and a related transmission line, will allow part of the energy consumed in Oman's south west to be delivered in a sustainable way.

Abengoa will implement the project in consortium with its Omani partner Sarooj. The works are expected to be finished within 18 months.

The companies will procure, build, test and commission the Al Dreez 132/33 kV electrical substation and the related 132 kV transmission line.

The new 24km line will link the new substation with the existing substation in Ibri.

The project is part of OETC's investment plans to strengthen and expand the electricity network in Oman. In the past ten years it has built over 25,000km of transmission lines and 270 electrical substations.

In Oman, Abengoa is also building a desalination plant in Barka that will use reverse osmosis technology.

The plant will be capable of desalinating 45,000m3 of water per day to serve over 225,000 people.