2019 CW Power 100: Devaki Khimji of Oman's Al Tasnim Group is #38
EXCLUSIVE: Executive director of Al Tasnim Group returns to 2019 Construction Week Power 100 ranking
Devaki Khimji has been executive director of Al Tasnim Group – the Omani builder behind projects such as the Royal Opera House and Al Mouj, Muscat – for the past seven years.
Al Tasnim boasts a successful track record in the sultanate, having worked on high-profile projects including Sultan Al Qaboos Mosque, where it was appointed as the main contractor for the landscaping works in the garden and gateways.
Led by Khimji, the company is undertaking the construction of the Omantel headquarters in Muscat, which has a total built-up area of approximately 98,000m2. Touted as a “super structure” by Al Tasnim Group, the development will have two towers called ‘the Moon’ and ‘the Crescent’.
Al Tasnim Group’s portfolio also includes recent work on developments such as the National Bank of Oman’s new headquarters in Al Mouj, Muscat; and the new Muscat International airport.
In March, Al Tasnim Cement Products, part of Al Tasnim Group, inked a 25-year sub-usufruct lease contact for a 25,000m2 plot with Duqm Industrial Land Company – a subsidiary of Port of Duqm Company – to construct a concrete batching plant.
Earlier this year, the Omani conglomerate also announced that its glass processing unit in Misfah was the first in Oman with a “jumbo-size full convection tempering line”.
Khimji joined the family-owned business in 2012 and since then has steered its growth into various sectors.
Check out the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 issue here.