STFA wins $305m road project in Oman
Muscat, August 18, 2011
Sezai Turkes-Feyzi Akkaya (STFA), a leading Turkish construction company, has won a major road construction contract worth RO117.5 million ($305 million) in Oman.
The 75km project, a part of the development programme for the 200km road linking Bid Bid and Sur, aims to convert the existing two-lane carriageway into four lanes, said a report in Times of Oman.
The first package between Bid Bid and Ibra covers 120km of the total 200km, while design is ready for the remaining 80km between Ibra and Sur, the report said.
The Tender Board is likely to call for bids from contracting firms for the remaining 80km.
“The scope of work in package I-B includes 75km of dualisation, 50km of service road and nine interchanges for alignment,” Vedat Koca, regional representative of STFA, was quoted as saying in Times of Oman.
“In some places, we will use the existing roads. And in some other places, we will make new alignment for making four lanes.”
STFA will take three years for his company to complete the road project, and including two months of mobilisation, Koca added.