WSP wins key Oman airport facilities contracts
Muscat, August 20, 2014
UK-based consultant WSP has been appointed by international contractor J&P Overseas and Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communication to work on two major airport facilities in Oman.
The projects include the maintenance and cargo facilities at the Muscat International Airport and a cargo facility at the Salalah airport.
The contracts are worth $516 million, a report said.
Together the developments consist of 150,000 sq m of facilities and the maintenance hangar at Muscat is sized to accommodate an airbus A380 and two Code C aircraft, simultaneously, a statement said.
WSP is providing civil, structural, building services and specialist support services including fire, acoustics and security.
Director Jim Ratliff said: “We are extremely pleased to have won these contracts, delivered by our teams in the UK and Middle East. We have been developing our skills addressing the Middle East market for some time now and have established a good market presence for infrastructure and commercial development. We will be looking to build on this success through our global counterparts.”
WSP is also currently working on the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.
WSP has 2,700 employees across the UK and 600 in the Middle East. WSP is active across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. - TradeArabia News Service