By Cathal McElroy
Work will require levelling a mountainous area to expand the facility
Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) has floated a tender for developing infrastructure facilities on the Rusayl Industrial Estate expansion project.
The closing date for the distribution of tender documents is 29 September, while the tender will be opened on October 27.
As the area into which the industrial estate is to be expanded is mountainous, the work will involve levelling the terrain in order to make it suitable for construction.
The expansion, which is now being implemented in a phased manner, will take the total size of the industrial estate to 7 million square metres.
Rusayl Industrial Estate, which houses around 160 units, is reported to be 100 percent occupied and there is an increasing demand for industrial plots from both existing industrial units planning expansion and new businesses.
The expansion plan aims to dedicate a 400,000 square metre area for logistics companies.