UK design firm wins contracts for Oman airports

WSP says it will work on new maintenance and cargo facilities at Muscat and Salalah airports
UK design firm wins contracts for Oman airports
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 23 Aug 2014 01:32 AM

UK-based design firm WSP has been appointed by international contractor J&P Overseas Ltd to work on two major airport facilities in Oman and extensive highway works in Qatar.

The company said it has been hired to design maintenance and cargo facilities at Muscat airport and a cargo facility at Salalah airport in Oman.

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 aircrafts simultaneously.

WSP said in a statement that it is providing civil, structural, building services and specialist support services including fire, acoustics and security.

The firm said it is also working on the new Orbital Highway in Qatar. The works consist of 45km of dual five lane highway plus a two lane truck highway and four major grade separated junctions.

WSP said it will provide full highway design services including bridges and civil engineering structures.

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 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.

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