WSP handed infrastructure contracts in Oman, Qatar

Airports in Muscat and Salalah; highway in Qatar to be designed by WSP.

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Canadian consultancy WSP was recently awarded new infrastructure contracts in the GCC. The company will provide detailed design on airports planned for Salalah and Muscat in Oman, as well as a highway network planned in Qatar.

WSP will work on maintenance and cargo facilities at Muscat airport, and a cargo facility at Salalah airport, Oman. Together the developments consist of 150,000m2 of facilities with the maintenance hangar at Muscat sized to accommodate an airbus A380 and two Code C aircrafts simultaneously. WSP is providing civil, structural, building services and specialist support services including fire, acoustics & security.

In Qatar, WSP will work on the New Orbital Highway, consisting of 45KM of dual five lane highway, plus a two lane truck highway and four major grade separated junctions. WSP is providing full highway design services including bridges and civil engineering structures.

“We are extremely pleased to have won these contracts, delivered by our teams in the UK and Middle East,” WSP director Jim Ratliff said. “We have been developing our skills addressing the Middle East market for some time now and have established a good market presence for infrastructure and commercial development.”

WSP is also working on the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, and is currently competing with British engineering firm WS Atkins to take control of global consultancy giant Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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