UK owned contractor to target booming Omani construction market
British construction firm Hewlett Construction Group is set to announce the launch of operations in the Middle East at the ‘Infra Oman 2012’ exhibition, which is to be held from October 2 to 4.
The expo will put the spotlight on Oman’s five-year spending plan for the period to 2015. The new plan projects $78bn of expenditure, representing a 113% increase over the previous period.
“This is a great opportunity to introduce the company’s range of services and level of construction expertise to a range of high-calibre visitors,” said Hewlett managing director Alan Cooper.
Major infrastructure projects coming up include the Oman National Railway, development of Muscat’s Port Sultan Qaboos, as well as transport, medical waste management, tourism and residential schemes.
“Oman is a developing country and the opportunities in the construction industry are booming. There are some serious plans in the pipeline and some major projects we will be looking to bid for. Our long-term goal is to become a valuable contributor to the development of Oman’s infrastructure,” Cooper said.