Al Ansari hits 20% mark at Oman police centre
Omani contractor building $59mn Salalah special taskforce centre
Omani contractor Al Ansari Trading Enterprise has completed 20% of the special taskforce centre it is building for the Royal Oman Police (ROP) in Salalah.
The firm, which employees more than 4,000 people, has been handed a $59mn (OR23mn) contract to undertake the work.
“The project is around 20% completed. There are around 24 buildings inclusive of barracks on 25km² of land and we have 1,000+ people there,” said Deepak Seru, Al Ansari's general manager for civil projects. “We have three or four projects in the same range like that but in terms of value, this is the highest.”
Seru said Al Ansari is also part of a joint venture with French firm Degremont that has just mobilised on a sewage treatment plant for Haya Water in Amarat. And two months ago Al Ansari started building the Sayyidah Fatma Bint Al Said Mosque in Seeb for the Royal Court Affairs.
Meanwhile, for the same client, it recently handed over Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Mahdah after a two-year programme, a VVIP reception building at Seeb Airport and a date factory in Thumrit near Salalah.
It has also just completed a $25.9mn (OR10mn) four-star hotel in Khasab for Omran, the Oman government’s tourism development arm.
And it is the lowest bidder on a $51.9mn (OR20mn) Haya Water project for a 50km sewerage pipeline in Al Khuwair. At the same time, it has tendered for the main contract works for Ras Al Hadd Airport and for between 8-10 jobs with
“Our focus has been more on quality and HSE (health and safety and environment). We’re not project-hungry,” said Seru. “When you speak about Al Ansari in the Oman market you will speak about quality.”