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Muscat Airport to have tallest building in Oman

British firm TPS starts work on the redevelopment of Muscat Airport

A rendering of the new air traffic control tower.
A rendering of the new air traffic control tower.

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British consultant TPS has started work on the redevelopment of Muscat International Airport, Oman, which will contain the city’s tallest occupied building, an air traffic control tower reaching almost 100 metres.

TPS is the principal consultant on the project and will provide architectural design for 11 new buildings, including an air transport management complex, a contingency and training centre, plus fire and sea rescue facilities.

The project is part of a wider redevelopment scheduled for completion in 2014, which will allow the airport to handle 12 million visitors per year.

The tower is located to the south of the new passenger terminal west pier and linked to the terminal building by a glazed bridge link.

As the slenderness of the structure will subject it to variable wind forces, TPS brought in Mott Macdonald and RWDI as part of the team to analyse the structural characteristics of the tower, and also to re-evaluate the wind tunnel test data that was previously undertaken.

Piling and earthworks for the project started this April, with all buildings in this part of the scheme scheduled to be finished by the end of October 2012.
 

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