The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources in the Sultanate of Oman has again awarded the job of design and installation of a vacuum system for one of Sultantes most historic towns. This newest project at the small town of Bilad Seet about 175 km north of Muscat.
In 2001 the Ministry also awarded a project at Khasab in the northern part of Oman. A reference from the Director of Waste Water department Eng. Waleed Bin Omar Al-Kathiri saying that he was happy with the vacuum system installed and that they had no problems either during construction or during the maintenance of the system.
The town of Bilad Seet is set high in the Jabal Shams ranges. This is an unusual setting for a vacuum system which are usually found in coastal areas with a high water table. Access to the town is via a dry creek bed on 4 wheel drives and only accessible when its dry.
The Flovac system was chosen because of the difficulty in installing a gravity sewer system with such hard rock and narrow laneways. The small diameter pipes and pre setup PE pits incorporating the Flovac vacuum valves were easy to install compared to a conventional gravity system. This system has the latest Flovac Monitoring System to ensure easy location of the vacuum pits in the event of any failure. The vacuum pump station was pre-tested at our central factory prior to being sent to site.
EES, a division of Muna Noor’s General Manager Mr Arjun Raha has had many years of experience with vacuum systems and was involved in the maintenance of the original Khasab project.
Flovac is one of the leading suppliers of vacuum systems in the Middle East with projects in the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.