Parsons to manage Oman highway scheme
Parsons has been awarded a contract to provide design and construction supervision services for the dualling of the Nizwa-Thumrait road in Oman.
The project is for the Ministry of Transport & Communications’ Directorate General of Roads & Land Transport. Following the completion of the project, the link between Oman’s capital city of Muscat and the southern city of Salalah will be fully dualled along its 1,000km+ length.
Work involves the conversion to a four-lane dual carriageway from the existing 715km-long single carriageway between the towns of Adam and Thumrait. It includes several grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, camel crossings, service areas and weigh stations.
Parsons’ scope of work includes alignment study and finalisation, traffic study and analysis, preliminary and detailed design on a fast-track schedule, production of tender documents and construction supervision.
“Parsons has been involved in numerous road projects in the Sultanate of Oman, and we look forward to supporting the Sultanate in delivering this important upgrade,” said Parsons MENA+ oresident Guy Mehula. “The Nizwa-Thumrait road project will help improve transportation between the southern and northern parts of the region by upgrading the existing infrastructure to a modern road network.”
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This article was published on 24/07/2012 (last updated on 24/07/2012).