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Carillion Alawi heads up Wave contract raft

Local and international firms pick up US $259 million of deals on Oman resi

A raft of contracts worth more than US $259 million (OR100 million) has been handed out for phase one of The Wave residential development in Muscat.

Among the contractors that have picked up awards are the locally based Carillion Alawi and Al Turki Enterprises.

Carillion Alawi will undertake the construction of 191 townhouses as well as infrastructure work, including the manufacture of quay wall blocks for the marina and core-lock blocks for the offshore reef.

Al Turki Enterprises will be involved in the construction of 303 villas as well as carry out infrastructure work.

Other awards include the contract for the offshore reef construction, which has been won by a joint venture between the local Al Mashrikia-Travo and Société Nationale d'Enterprises of Lebanon, while Dubai's Bauer Spezialtiefbau has picked up the piling contract.

"We have partnered with the best in the field to ensure we deliver the quality that we promised our clients for phase one," said Len Foster, vice president for project management, The Wave, Muscat.

"The manufacturing of the quay wall blocks will comprise of approximately 3,900 blocks, ranging from 30 to 80 tonnes, and there will also be 20,000 core-lock units manufactured."

Foster added that efficient environmentally friendly methods would be used during the project's construction.

"The offshore reef, 2km in length, will require over one million m

of rock, excluding 20,000 core-lock units. The various contracts mark the most strategic stages in the progress of the premier project. The move to involve the market leaders in construction also reflects the commitment of The Wave's developers to work with well reputed companies to ensure the success of the project."

The Wave, Muscat will occupy a total area of 2.5 million m

stretching along 6km of natural beach and will include a series of man-made lakes and islands, an 18-hole golf course, a 300-berth marina and four hotels.

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