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Tue March 02 2021

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WSP wins Middle East road and airport contracts

19 Aug 14 Contractor J&P Overseas has appointed WSP for detailed design work on major airport facilities in Oman and a highway in Qatar.

Muscat airport
Muscat airport

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

Qatar’s New Orbital Highway consists of 45km of dual five-lane highway plus a two-lane truck route and four major grade separated junctions. WSP is providing full highway design services including bridges and civil engineering structures.

WSP director Jim Ratliff said: “We are extremely pleased to have won these contracts, delivered by our teams in the UK and Middle East. 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. We will be looking to build on this success through our global counterparts.”

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