The developmental activities of Oman have to be supported with adequate transport infrastructure and accordingly Oman National Railway (ONR) a project has been planned to link Oman’s capital, Muscat to its second largest city, Sohar and to the new city and port of Ad Duqm. The planned ONR Network (total length of about 2,244 km, 1,860,000 passengers per year, 33.7 Mt per year) links the centres of population and growth drivers of the Sultanate and will be part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Railway.
The hydrological characteristics in Oman have a tendency to produce short duration high intensity storms giving rise to flash floods on wadis/rivers with consequent damage and disruption to the transport network due to the lack of proper drainage systems.
Idrostudi’s duties were to study and deign the drainage systems for flood protection of the railway.

Sector Disaster Risk Reduction & Management, Civil-Environmental Engineering
country OMAN
  • Geomorphological analysis of complex wadi system
  • Watersheds definition
  • Hydrological and hydrogeological modelling
  • Hydraulic modelling (1D-2D)
  • Identification of flood hazard and flood risk (FRA);
  • Preliminary design of standard solutions for crossing works (bridges, culverts, etc.) with wadis
  • Definition of the design criteria for the detailed design phase

ITALFERR S.p.A. (Oman Branch) for Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Transport & Communications