Atkins to supervise $600m project in Oman
Muscat, December 3, 2013
Saraya Bandar Jissah, the company developing Muscat's latest residential and leisure development, has appointed Atkins to supervise the infrastructure works on-site for the $600 million project in the Sultanate.
Atkins Oman will manage the progress of the infrastructure works on-site of SBJ's latest development and supervise the contractor.
The tender package for the infrastructure works has been tendered and the appointment of the infrastructure construction contractor will be announced this month.
The first phase of work on-site – the earthworks – is nearing completion following 12 months of scheduled work.
In its supervisory role, Atkins will oversee the quality of construction of the underground utilities including the networks for domestic water, irrigation, fire fighting, sewage water, storm water, low currents, telecommunications and low and medium voltage electricity on site. It will ensure that the necessary networks are in place ahead of the superstructure works.
Sheikh Hamood Al Hosni, CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah, said: “Atkins will provide a clear and steady view of the progress of the infrastructure works, a phase of construction on-site that is vital to maintaining our construction schedule and also to the final quality of the development as a whole.
"We are pleased to be working with such experienced partners who bring with them specific project expertise as well as regional knowledge and experience.”
Saraya Bandar Jissah will provide close to 400 residential properties and two five-star hotels on a two million sq m site bordered by the stunning Hajar mountain range and the Sea of Oman.
Construction commenced on site with the earthworks in August 2012 and the opening of the two hotels is scheduled for 2017. - TradeArabia News Service