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Strabag wins dam, road works worth $159m in Oman

Oman's hills are alive with news of two wins for Austrian contractor

Strabag will build a 1.2km earthen dam, reroute five km of road and expand a further 19km (Image for illustration only)
Strabag will build a 1.2km earthen dam, reroute five km of road and expand a further 19km (Image for illustration only)

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a string of contracts for infrastructure projects including two in Oman worth $159m and one each in Thailand and Brunei - adding a total of $305m to its backlog.

The largest single contract was a $122m project to construct a 1.2km earthen flood protection dam in Oman, awarded by Oman’s Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources. The project near Sur also includes the re-routing of 5km of existing rural roads by August 2016.

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communication also awarded Strabag a $37m contract to expand and upgrade 19km of road between Wadi Minqal and Wadi Bani Jaber, shifting two million m3 scheduled to take two years.

Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel said: “This year, we have already landed contracts from the Arabian Peninsula to Thailand. We are active outside of our European core markets when there is demand for our know-how as a technology company in the construction sector.”

In Thailand, Strabag will build a factory north of Bangkok in a $117m project to produce 1.73 million concrete sleepers over the next five years for a project to construct three railways.

Finally, the $31m construction of a (46m-high by 76m-wide) concrete outer tank to store 120,000m3 LNG at -162°C in Brunei was awarded to Strabag by Japanese plant manufacturer Toyo Kanetsu KK for the interim storage of liquefied natural gas in a contract scheduled for completion by mid-2015.

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