Atkins awarded supervision role for $600m project

Atkins Oman has been appointed supervisors for the infrastructure works at the $600m Saraya Bandar Jissah development in Muscat.

In its role, Atkins will oversee the quality of construction of the underground utilities, including the networks for domestic water, irrigation, firefighting, sewage water, storm water, low currents, telecommunications and low and medium voltage electricity on site.Tenders for the infrastructure works have been completed and a contractor for the project is set to be announced later this month.

Sheikh Hamood Al Hosni, CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah, said: “Atkins will provide a clear and steady view of the progress of the infrastructure works, a phase of construction on site that is vital to maintaining our construction schedule and also to the final quality of the development as a whole. We are pleased to be working with such experienced partners who bring with them specific project expertise as well as regional knowledge and experience.”

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Saraya Bandar Jissah will provide close to 400 residential properties and two five-star hotels on a 2million square meter site bordered by the stunning Hajar mountain range and the Sea of Oman. Marco Malpiedi, Managing Director of Atkins Oman, said: “We are enormously pleased to be appointed as the infrastructure supervisors for such an important project as Saraya Bandar Jissah.

We look forward to utilizing our experience in the Omani real estate development sector and applying it to contribute to the formation of Oman’s next leisure destination.” Construction commenced on site with the earthworks in August 2012. The grand opening of the two hotels on site is scheduled for 2017.

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