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Habtoor Leighton wins £191m Oman road

13 Sep 11 Oman’s Ministry of Transport & Communications has awarded Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) an OR117m (£191m) contract to dual a section of Oman’s Bidbid-Sur highway.

The contract, which is being carried out in joint venture with Turkey’s Sezai Turkes-Feyzi Akkaya (STFA), involves widening a 75-kilometre section of road from a single, two-lane carriageway to a four-lane dual carriageway. The scope of work also includes the construction of nine interchanges and 50km of service roads.

Work will begin immediately and is expected to be completed within three years.

HLG CEO and managing director Laurie Voyer said the award was a significant win in one of the group’s target growth markets. “We identified Oman as a key growth market for us as we expand across the Middle East,” he said. “We have an established reputation for delivering infrastructure and building projects in the UAE and Oman and this award represents a significant step forward as we expand our operating footprint further afield.”

He said that Oman will continue to offer further opportunities for HLG, as the government has earmarked more than OR8bn (£13bn) for infrastructure spending over the next five years.

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