A total of 13 consortiums are vying for a contract to build the first independent water project (IWP)  in Musandam Governorate in the north of Oman, according to a report. Top water utilities from Spain, France, Australia, UAE and Qatar besides other individual bidders have submitted the statement of qualifications (SoQ) for the project, reported Oman Observer, citing the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).