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SEZAD awards infra contracts worth $220m in Oman

by Jochebed Menon on Feb 12, 2017

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The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) has awarded four contracts for infrastructure works to Serka Taahhut Insaat and Rajab & Aidi Earthmoving Co, Premier International Projects, Al Hajiry Company, and Al-Sarooj Construction.

Yahya bin Said al-Jabri, chairman of board of directors of the (SEZAD) signed four agreements to implement infrastructure works in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD) at a cost of approximately $220m (OMR84.7m).

The signing of these agreements was part of SEZAD efforts to complete SEZD infrastructure projects within the Ninth Five-Year Plan and development until 2020, Oman News Agency reported.

SEZAD signed a contract with Serka and Rajab & Aidi Earthmoving Co in a joint venture, which stipulates the construction of two drainage channels.

The first is Wadi Jarf Channel Valley about 12km long and 340-650m wide at the final exit at the sea. The second channel is Wadi Sai Channel of 10km long up to the meeting point with Wadi Jarf Channel of 90-320m wide. The contract is valued at $129.1m (OMR49.7m).

In the agreement signed with Premier International Projects, the builder will construct two protection dams – one over Wadi Jarf of 19.4m high and 1.6km long with a storage capacity of 32.8 millionm3, and the other on Wadi Sai of 16.4m high and 3.3km long with a storage capacity of 17 millionm3.

The project is being carried out at a cost of $70.1m (OMR27m) and expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

The contract awarded to Al Hajri Company, comprises the construction of Interface Roadway at Duqm (Section 4) at a cost of $18.7m (OMR7.2m).

It involves the construction of an interface road from the main road (Sultan Said bin Timour Road) that goes along Duqm from the south to the power station, in addition to another link passing through the site of Sebacic Oman Company situated to the north of Duqm Port.

According to the agreement, Al Hajri will build a dual carriageway of 2.2km long and single roads of 3km long, in addition to two dual entrances to Duqm Refinery with a total length of 574m.

The works shall include traffic signals, two roundabouts, concrete channel for rainwater drainage of 3.8km long, concrete box culverts, street lighting, and protection of existing services.

The fourth contract, signed with Al-Sarooj Construction, is valued at $1.9m (OMR752,000).

Works include construction of a service road of 790m long along the tourism road in Duqm, with parking spaces for 63 buses, pedestrian paths, and concrete channel for rainwater drainage of 740m long.

The works also include concrete culverts, street lighting, parking spaces, and protection of existing services.

In January, SEZAD awarded a contract with a value of approximately $511m (EUR480m) for the development of the port of Duqm to Royal Boskalis Westminster NV.