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Oman: Atkins wins Duqm City consultancy deal

Consultancy to provide master planning, market and feasibility study and the design and preparation of tender documents for first phase of project

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WS Atkins International, the UK-based consultancy, says it has won the contract to provide the detailed master planning, market and feasibility study, and the design and preparation of tender documents for the first phase of Duqm City in Oman.

The contract was awarded by the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (Sezad), which already completed the initial concept master plan for the city in 2014.

Atkins will be joined by sub-consultants on the project including Deloitte, Five Oceans Environmental Services, Kamel Establishment, Driver Consult and Design Urban.

Spread over an area of 150 sq km, Duqm City consists of five districts, inclusive of existing and upcoming residential, commercial, mixed-use, logistics and tourism developments.

The first phase is to be divided into four stages, and spread over a period of 30 weeks, a report in the Oman Tribune said.

The scope of work includes the detailed city master plan, a market and a technical feasibility study, a strategic environmental assessment, sustainability, assessment, concept design with engineering fit, tourism strategy, transport master plan and drainage plan.

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