Oman National Engineering and Investment Company (ONEIC) has been awarded a $2.8m (OMR1.1m) contract to build power feeders for Mazoon Electricty Company.

The contractor will set up a 33kV and a 11kV electricity transmission line for primary power substations in Al Dakhiliyah, a governorate in central Oman.

Work on its one-year contract with national power distributor Mazoon will begin on 16 August. 

READ: ONEIC wins $5m contract to build Omani power feeders 

It is at least the third contract to build electricity transmission lines in Oman that ONEIC has won this year.

Mazoon awarded ONEIC a $5.1m (OMR1.9m) contract to construct electricity power feeders in June. This came a month after ONEIC won a contract worth $70,469 (OMR295, 861) to build an unknown number of transmission lines for Mazoon in May.

Meanwhile, ONEIC has recently appointed a new chief operations officer. Eng Venkata Kiran started his new role on 1 August, and is expected to lead the company's engineering activities in Oman.