UK's Carillion wins $202m Oman project deal

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An artist's impression of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Precinct.

An artist's impression of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Precinct.

The Omani arm of UK construction giant Carillion has been awarded a OR78m ($202.5m) contract for the sultanate's new convention and exhibition centre.

Carillion Alawi has been hired to carry out work on package 2 of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Precinct which is being developed by Omran.

The package includes the construction of exhibition halls, car park facilities and the district cooling plant, a statement said.

The scope includes a structured car park facility for 4,200 vehicles, exhibition halls of approximately 45,000 sq m, the statement added.

The package also comprises a concourse, equipped with main production kitchen and three cafes, hospitality suites, administration/office areas, a central landscaped courtyard and two circulation nodes connecting the concourse to the car park.

Slated for completion in late 2016, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre will feature two tiered auditoria while the exhibition halls will feature 22,000 sq m of column-free exhibition space.

The centre will also include an additional 14 meeting rooms for 70-360 delegates, two ballrooms, VIP Pavilion, and food court.

Wael Al Lawati, CEO of Omran, said a series of other construction packages will be awarded by the end of the year that include the convention centre building, a five-star hotel, a four-star hotel, and a number of class-A office buildings.

The Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre represents a key cornerstone of the ongoing efforts to target growth in the events industry.

A five star hotel linked to the convention centre, two four star hotels, and a three star hotel and apartments with a combined total of 1,000 rooms also form part of the overall development plan.

A business park and shopping mall surrounded by a nature reserve are also part of the project.

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